Rule Category

SERVER-OTHER -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in a server in the network.

Alert Message

SERVER-OTHER Free Software Foundation GnuTLS record application integer overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule alerts for a malicious application data lengths value, which would cause a crash in the vulnerable software, Free Software Foundation GnuTLS

What To Look For

This rule triggers on an malicious TLS record

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team.

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Execution

Technique: Exploitation for Client Execution

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

Rule Vulnerability

Buffer Overflow

Buffer Overflows occur when a memory location is filled past its expected boundaries. Computer attackers target systems without proper terminating conditions on buffers, which then write the additional information in other locations in memory, overwriting what is there. This could corrupt the data, making the system behave erratically or crash. The new information could include malicious executable code, which might be executed.

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2012-1573
gnutls_cipher.c in libgnutls in GnuTLS before 2.12.17 and 3.x before 3.0.15 does not properly handle data encrypted with a block cipher, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption and application crash) via a crafted record, as demonstrated by a crafted GenericBlockCipher structure.
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score5.0
Impact Score2.9 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactNONE Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactPARTIAL Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access