Rule Category

FILE-OFFICE -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in files belonging to the Microsoft Office suite of software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Access, Outlook, etc.).

Alert Message

FILE-OFFICE Microsoft Office PowerPoint PPT file parsing memory corruption attempt

Rule Explanation

Unspecified vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 allows user-assisted attackers to cause memory corruption via a crafted PowerPoint file, which triggers the corruption when the file is closed. NOTE: due to the lack of available details as of 20060717, it is unclear how this is related to CVE-2006-3655, CVE-2006-3660, and CVE-2006-3590, although it is possible that they are all different. Impact: CVSS base score 2.6 CVSS impact score 2.9 CVSS exploitability score 4.9 confidentialityImpact NONE integrityImpact PARTIAL availabilityImpact PARTIAL 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-2006-3656
Unspecified vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 allows user-assisted attackers to cause memory corruption via a crafted PowerPoint file, which triggers the corruption when the file is closed. NOTE: due to the lack of available details as of 20060717, it is unclear how this is related to CVE-2006-3655, CVE-2006-3660, and CVE-2006-3590, although it is possible that they are all different.
Details
SeverityLOW Base Score2.6
Impact Score2.9 Exploit Score4.9
Confidentiality ImpactNONE Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access