VRT Advisories

VRT Rules 2007-01-22

Sourcefire VRT Update

Date: 2007-01-22


The Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) is aware of vulnerabilities affecting BrightStor ARCserve Backup and has added rules to the specific-threats category.


BrightStor ARCserve CVE-2007-0169:
Computer Associates BrightStor ARCserve backup suite is vulnerable to multiple remote buffer overflow attacks due to poor checking of user-supplied data to the application.

Rules to detect attacks targeting these vulnerabilities are included in this release and are identified as SIDs 10018 through 10061.

Specific Threats Update:
Multiple rules have been added in the specific-threats category to provide coverage for the the Peacomm trojan currently circulating via email. This trojan is known to communicate with other peers via UDP in order to create a botnet.

Rules to detect activity from this trojan are included in this release and are identified as SIDs 10065 through 10083.

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.