VRT Advisories

VRT Rules 2008-10-20

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2008-10-20


The Sourcefire VRT is aware of a vulnerability affecting the BEA WebLogic Product Suite.


BEA WebLogic Buffer Overflow (CVE-2008-4008):
BEA WebLogic Server Plugins for Apache contain a vulnerability that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system. The problem occurs when the application processes overly long Transfer-Encoding parameters, which are copied to an insufficiently sized buffer, leading to a stack overflow.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 1, SID 14771.

Additionally, the Sourcefire VRT has added multiple rules to the web-client category to provide coverage for emerging threats targeting web clients.

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.