Rule Category

SERVER-WEBAPP -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in web based applications on servers.

Alert Message

SERVER-WEBAPP WordPress wp-config.php access via directory traversal attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule looks for characters indicating a directory traversal in the context of the wp-content directory and wp-config.php files.

What To Look For

This rule alerts when an attacker attempts to access the wp-config.php file via directory traversal.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives



Rule Groups

No rule groups



Rule Vulnerability

No information provided

CVE Additional Information

This product uses data from the NVD API but is not endorsed or certified by the NVD.


MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Discovery

Technique: File and Directory Discovery

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: