Rule Category

BROWSER-IE -- Snort has detected traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in the Internet Explorer browser, or products that have the Trident or Tasman engines.

Alert Message

BROWSER-IE Microsoft multiple product toStaticHTML XSS attempt

Rule Explanation

The toStaticHTML API (aka the SafeHTML component) in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and 9, Communicator 2007 R2, and Lync 2010 and 2010 Attendee does not properly handle event attributes and script, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a crafted HTML document, aka "HTML Sanitization Vulnerability." Impact: CVSS base score 4.3 CVSS impact score 2.9 CVSS exploitability score 8.6 confidentialityImpact PARTIAL 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

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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2012-1858
The toStaticHTML API (aka the SafeHTML component) in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and 9, Communicator 2007 R2, and Lync 2010 and 2010 Attendee does not properly handle event attributes and script, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a crafted HTML document, aka "HTML Sanitization Vulnerability."
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score4.3
Impact Score2.9 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access
CVE-2012-2520
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Microsoft InfoPath 2007 SP2 and SP3 and 2010 SP1, Communicator 2007 R2, Lync 2010 and 2010 Attendee, SharePoint Server 2007 SP2 and SP3 and 2010 SP1, Groove Server 2010 SP1, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP2, SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1, and Office Web Apps 2010 SP1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted string, aka "HTML Sanitization Vulnerability."
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score4.3
Impact Score2.9 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactNONE Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access