VRT Rules 2010-01-12
Sourcefire VRT Rules Update
The Sourcefire VRT is aware of a vulnerability affecting Microsoft products.
Microsoft Security Advisory MS10-001:
A vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows embedded font decompression algorithm may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected sytem. This may be exploited via Internet Explorer or Microsoft Office documents.
A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 16366.
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.