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Rule:

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Sid:
2171


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Summary:
This event is generated when a possible outgoing virus is detected. 

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Impact:
Informational event. An virus on an infected host may be attempting to 
propogate.

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Detailed Information:
This event indicates that an outgoing email message possibly containing 
a virus has been detected.

This rule generates an event when a filename extension commonly used by 
viruses is detected.

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Affected Systems:
Any host.

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Attack Scenarios:
This is indicative of a virus infection.

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Ease of Attack:
Simple.

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False Positives:
A legitimate attachment to an email may generate this event.

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False Negatives:
None Known.

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Corrective Action:
Check the host for signs of virus infection.

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Contributors:
Sourcefire Research Team
Brian Caswell <bmc@sourcefire.com>
Nigel Houghton <nigel.houghton@sourcefire.com>

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Additional References:


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