VRT Advisories

VRT Rules 2014-01-14

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2014-01-14


The Sourcefire VRT is aware of vulnerabilities affecting products from Microsoft Corporation.


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-002:
A programming error in the Microsoft Windows Kernel-Mode NDProxy Driver could lead to an escalation of privilege.

Previously released rules will detect attacks targeting this vulnerability and have been updated with the appropriate reference information. They are included in this release and are identified with GID 1, 28867 through 28872.

The Sourcefire VRT has also added and modified multiple rules in the app-detect, blacklist, exploit-kit, file-office, file-pdf, malware-cnc, os-windows, protocol-dns, protocol-imap, protocol-scada, pua-p2p and web-client rule sets to provide coverage for emerging threats from these technologies.

Rule Pack Summary:

For a complete list of new and modified rules, click here.


Sourcefire VRT rule packs often utilize enhancements made to Snort. Operators should upgrade to the latest revision or patch level for Snort to ensure these enhancements are available before using these rules.

About the VRT:

The Sourcefire VRT is a group of leading edge intrusion detection and prevention experts working to proactively discover, assess and respond to the latest trends in hacking activity, intrusion attempts and vulnerabilities. This team is also supported by the vast resources of the open source Snort community, making it the largest group dedicated to advances in the network security industry.

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