Rule Category

FILE-OTHER -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in a file type that does not require enough rule coverage to have its own category.

Alert Message

FILE-OTHER Visual Basic scripting engine Filter argument mishandling attempt

Rule Explanation

The Microsoft (1) VBScript 5.7 and 5.8 and (2) JScript 5.7 and 5.8 engines, as used in Internet Explorer 8 through 11 and other products, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via crafted Filter arguments, aka "Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability." 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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CVE

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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2015-6055
The Microsoft (1) VBScript 5.7 and 5.8 and (2) JScript 5.7 and 5.8 engines, as used in Internet Explorer 8 through 11 and other products, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via crafted Filter arguments, aka "Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score9.3
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access