[Snort-sigs] Sourcefire VRT Certified Snort Rules Update 2009-11-23

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Sourcefire VRT Certified Snort Rules Update

Synopsis:
The Sourcefire VRT is aware of a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet
Explorer.

Details:
Microsoft Internet Explorer Code Execution:
Microsoft Internet Explorer suffers from a programming error that may
allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system. The
issue is present when the application attempts to parse an invalid
reference type in an HTML tag. This affects Internet Explorer versions
6 and 7 and does not affect version 8.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in
this release and is identified with GID 1, SID 16310.

Additionaly, rules have been added in the specific-threats, web-activex
and oracle rule sets to provide coverage for emerging threats from
these technologies.

For a complete list of new and modified rules please see:

http://www.snort.org/vrt/docs/ruleset_changelogs/changes-2009-11-23.html
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