VRT Advisories


VRT Rules 2006-10-18

Sourcefire VRT Update

Date: 2006-10-18

Synopsis:

The Sourcefire VRT has added multiple rules in the spyware-put and backdoor categories to provide coverage for emerging spyware and trojan horse threats. The VRT has also updated numerous rules in the FTP category to accommodate larger default values for FTP services, additionally reference information has been added and improved throughout the VRT Certified Rule Set.

Details:

As a result of ongoing research, the Sourcefire VRT has added multiple rules to the spyware and backdoor rule sets to provide coverage for emerging threats from these technologies.

A number of rules in the FTP rule category have been updated to accommodate larger default values in some FTP services.

The VRT has also updated and added reference information throughout the entire Sourcefire VRT Certified Rule Set.

Rule Pack Summary:

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

Warning:

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.