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 Microsoft Office MScomctl.ocx memory leak attempt

Rule Explanation

Microsoft Office 2007 SP3, Excel 2007 SP3, PowerPoint 2007 SP3, Visio 2007 SP3, Word 2007 SP3, Office 2010 SP2, Excel 2010 SP2, PowerPoint 2010 SP2, Visio 2010 SP2, Word 2010 SP2, Office 2013 SP1, Excel 2013 SP1, PowerPoint 2013 SP1, Visio 2013 SP1, Word 2013 SP1, Excel 2013 RT SP1, PowerPoint 2013 RT SP1, Word 2013 RT SP1, Office 2016, Excel 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Visio 2016, Word 2016, and Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime allow remote attackers to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism via unspecified vectors, aka "Microsoft Office ASLR Bypass." Impact: CVSS base score 4.3 CVSS impact score 1.4 CVSS exploitability score 2.8 confidentialityImpact LOW 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

Tactic:

Technique:

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CVE

Additional Links

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2016-0012
Microsoft Office 2007 SP3, Excel 2007 SP3, PowerPoint 2007 SP3, Visio 2007 SP3, Word 2007 SP3, Office 2010 SP2, Excel 2010 SP2, PowerPoint 2010 SP2, Visio 2010 SP2, Word 2010 SP2, Office 2013 SP1, Excel 2013 SP1, PowerPoint 2013 SP1, Visio 2013 SP1, Word 2013 SP1, Excel 2013 RT SP1, PowerPoint 2013 RT SP1, Word 2013 RT SP1, Office 2016, Excel 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Visio 2016, Word 2016, and Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime allow remote attackers to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism via unspecified vectors, aka "Microsoft Office ASLR Bypass."
Details
Severity Base Score4.3
Impact Score1.4 Exploit Score2.8
Confidentiality ImpactLOW Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access