VRT Advisories


VRT Rules 2006-12-15

Sourcefire VRT Update

Date: 2006-12-15

Synopsis:

This release provides a new "specific-threats" rules category.

Details:

The Sourcefire VRT has added a new rules category named "specific-threats" that is designed to give specific event information when activity relating to known worms is identified in network data.

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.