Rule Category

SERVER-APACHE -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in Apache servers.

Alert Message

SERVER-APACHE Apache mod_ssl non-SSL connection to SSL port denial of service attempt

Rule Explanation

mod_ssl in Apache 2.0 up to 2.0.55, when configured with an SSL vhost with access control and a custom error 400 error page, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a non-SSL request to an SSL port, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference. Impact: CVSS base score 5.4 CVSS impact score 6.9 CVSS exploitability score 4.9 confidentialityImpact NONE integrityImpact NONE availabilityImpact NONE Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

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CVE

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2005-3357
mod_ssl in Apache 2.0 up to 2.0.55, when configured with an SSL vhost with access control and a custom error 400 error page, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a non-SSL request to an SSL port, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference.
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score5.4
Impact Score6.9 Exploit Score4.9
Confidentiality ImpactNONE Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access
CVE-2017-3169
In Apache httpd 2.2.x before 2.2.33 and 2.4.x before 2.4.26, mod_ssl may dereference a NULL pointer when third-party modules call ap_hook_process_connection() during an HTTP request to an HTTPS port.
Details
Severity Base Score9.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score3.9
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access