Rule Category

EXPLOIT-KIT -- Snort has alerted on traffic that is typical of known exploit kits. Exploit kits are pre-packaged sets of code and malware geared toward finding and taking advantage of common browser vulnerabilities. They are Javascript code that provides an entry point to a system to initiate the next state. Snort's rules look for known exploit kit nomenclature, information sent back exposing sensitive infrastructure, attempts to reach a certain file, etc. Rules try to identify the exact kit being used based on actor-group patterns, such as favored target website, malware types, and code similarities.

Alert Message

EXPLOIT-KIT CottonCastle exploit kit Adobe flash outbound connection

Rule Explanation

Adobe Flash Player before 10.3.183.51 and 11.x before 11.5.502.149 on Windows and Mac OS X, before 10.3.183.51 and 11.x before 11.2.202.262 on Linux, before 11.1.111.32 on Android 2.x and 3.x, and before 11.1.115.37 on Android 4.x allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via crafted SWF content, as exploited in the wild in February 2013. Impact: CVSS base score 9.3 CVSS impact score 10.0 CVSS exploitability score 8.6 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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For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2013-0634
Adobe Flash Player before 10.3.183.51 and 11.x before 11.5.502.149 on Windows and Mac OS X, before 10.3.183.51 and 11.x before 11.2.202.262 on Linux, before 11.1.111.32 on Android 2.x and 3.x, and before 11.1.115.37 on Android 4.x allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via crafted SWF content, as exploited in the wild in February 2013.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score9.3
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access
CVE-2014-0515
Buffer overflow in Adobe Flash Player before 11.7.700.279 and 11.8.x through 13.0.x before 13.0.0.206 on Windows and OS X, and before 11.2.202.356 on Linux, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, as exploited in the wild in April 2014.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score10.0
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access