Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Microsoft Tuesday Coverage for March MS09-006, MS09-008

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-006:
A programming error in the Microsoft Windows kernel may allow a remote attacker to execute code with system level privileges. This may be exploited when specially crafted EMF files are viewed using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 15300.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-008:
The DNS protocol as implemented in Microsoft Windows systems may allow a remote attacker to spoof DNS traffic via cache poisoning techniques.

Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified with GID 3, SIDs 15386 and 15387.

Additionally, a previously released rule will detect attacks targeting this vulnerability and is identified with GID 1, SID 13948.

Details and rules are available here: http://www.snort.org/vrt/advisories/vrt-rules-2009-03-10.html

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