Rule Category

PROTOCOL-FTP -- Snort alerted on suspicious use of the FTP protocol. FTP is generally unsafe, as it sends all data in plain text, including passwords. Stolen data may also aggregate via FTP, and malware-infected items are often made available via FTP sharing sites. Malicious FTP attempts are common, such as directory traversal, overflow attempts, FTP probing (for instance, from the SATAN tool), etc.

Alert Message

PROTOCOL-FTP Computer Associates eTrust Secure Content Manager LIST stack overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the HTTP Gateway Service (icihttp.exe) in CA eTrust Secure Content Manager 8.0 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service via long FTP responses, related to (1) the file month field in a LIST command; (2) the PASV command; and (3) directories, files, and links in a LIST command. Impact: CVSS base score 10.0 CVSS impact score 10.0 CVSS exploitability score 10.0 confidentialityImpact COMPLETE integrityImpact COMPLETE availabilityImpact COMPLETE 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

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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2008-2541
Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the HTTP Gateway Service (icihttp.exe) in CA eTrust Secure Content Manager 8.0 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service via long FTP responses, related to (1) the file month field in a LIST command; (2) the PASV command; and (3) directories, files, and links in a LIST command.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score10.0
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access