[Snort-sigs] Sourcefire VRT Certified Rules Update

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Wed Aug 9 19:03:37 EDT 2006


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Sourcefire VRT Certified Rules Update

Synopsis:
The Sourcefire VRT has added multiple rules to detect attempts to
exploit vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows operating system.


Details:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-040
A buffer overflow condition in the Microsoft Windows Server Service may
allow a remote attacker to execute code of their choosing on a target
system. The overflow condition can be triggered by malformed requests
to the service accessing certain functions.

Rules to detect attacks against these vulnerabilities are included in
this rule pack and are identified as sids 7209 through 7304.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-042
Multiple vulnerabilities exist in the way that Microsoft Internet
Explorer handles ActiveX controls. It may be possible for an attacker
to execute code of their choosing on a system using Internet Explorer.

Rules to detect attacks against these vulnerabilities are included in
this rule pack and are identified as sids 7425 through 7501.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-043
Microsoft Internet Explorer contains a programming error in the way
that it processes MIME HTML links (mhtml). This error may allow an
attacker to overflow a fixed length buffer and execute code of their
choosing on an affected host.

Rules to detect attacks against this vulnerability were released on 13
June 2006 and are identified as sids 6509 and 6510.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-044
Microsoft Management Console is prone to a cross site scripting attack
that may allow an attacker to execute code of their choosing on a
system and gain unauthorized administrative access to an affected host.

Rules to detect attacks against these vulnerabilities are included in
this rule pack and are identified as sids 7422 through 7424.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-046
Multiple vulnerabilities exist in the way that Microsoft Internet
Explorer handles ActiveX controls. It may be possible for an attacker
to execute code of their choosing on a system using Internet Explorer.

Rules to detect attacks against these vulnerabilities are included in
this rule pack and are identified as sids 7439 and  7440. In addition,
sid 7004 released on 6 July 2006 also pertains to this issue.

Complete list of new and modified rules can be located here:
http://www.snort.org/rules/docs/ruleset_changelogs/v26/changes-2006-08-09.html
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