[Snort-sigs] Snort.org Blog: VRT Rule Update for 4/3/2012, Rule-Recategorization

Joel Esler jesler at ...435...
Tue Apr 3 17:35:41 EDT 2012


http://blog.snort.org/2012/04/vrt-rule-update-for-432012-rule.html

VRT Rule Update for 4/3/2012, Rule-Recategorization

Join us as we welcome the introduction of the newest rule release for today from the VRT. In this release we introduced 30 new rules and made modifications to 169 additional rules.

The following changes made to the snort.conf in this release, these can be added to the bottom of the snort.conf where the rule declarations are made:

include $RULE_PATH/file-office.rules
include $RULE_PATH/file-other.rules
include $RULE_PATH/file-pdf.rules
include $RULE_PATH/indicator-compromise.rules
include $RULE_PATH/indicator-obfuscation.rules
include $RULE_PATH/policy-multimedia.rules
include $RULE_PATH/policy-other.rules
include $RULE_PATH/policy-social.rules
include $RULE_PATH/pua-p2p.rules
include $RULE_PATH/pua-toolbars.rules
include $RULE_PATH/server-mail.rules

 In VRT's rule release: 
Synopsis: This release introduces eleven new rule categories and contains new and modified rules in several categories. 
Details: This release introduces eleven new rule categories: 
File-Office
File-Other
File-PDF
Indicator-Compromise
Indicator-Obfuscation
Policy-Multimedia
Policy-Other
Policy-Social
PUA-P2P
PUA-Toolbars
Server-Mail
These categories have been populated with rules that were formerly in policy.rules, leaving 36 rules in that category.  These will be moved in the near future. 
This release contains new and modified rules in the backdoor, botnet-cnc, dos, exploit, file-identify, file-office, file-other, file-pdf, indicator-compromise, indicator-obfuscation, mysql, policy-multimedia, policy-other, policy-social, pua-p2p, pua-toolbars, server-mail, specific-threats, spyware-put, voip, web-client and web-php rule sets to provide coverage for emerging threats from these technologies.
In order to subscribe now to the VRT's newest rule detection functionality, you can subscribe for as low as $29 US dollars a year for personal users, be sure and see our business pricing as well at http://www.snort.org/store. Make sure and stay up to date to catch the most emerging threats!

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