Rule Category

FILE-IMAGE -- Snort detected suspicious traffic targeting vulnerabilities found inside images files, regardless of delivery method, targeted software, or image type. (Examples include: jpg, png, gif, bmp). These rules search for malformed images used to exploit system. Attackers alter image attributes, often to include shell code, so they are susceptible to vulnerabilities when they are parsed and send commands instead of loading the image.

Alert Message

FILE-IMAGE ImageMagick mvg processing command server side request forgery attempt

Rule Explanation

The LABEL coder in ImageMagick before 6.9.3-10 and 7.x before 7.0.1-1 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a crafted image. Impact: CVSS base score 5.5 CVSS impact score 3.6 CVSS exploitability score 1.8 confidentialityImpact HIGH integrityImpact NONE availabilityImpact NONE Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

This rule will alert when an attempt to exploit a known server side request forgery vulnerability in ImageMagick is detected.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


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].

Rule Groups

No rule groups


Additional Links

Rule Vulnerability

Local File Inclusion

Local File Inclusion (LFI) attackers attempt to trick the web server into executing a file local to its own file system. The attacker might have saved the file there in another way first, or the target file could be a local executable that should not be accessible to the web server otherwise. A successful LFI can lead to data leaks or remote code execution. Avoid dynamic inclusion of user input files, or whitelist files that may be included.

CVE Additional Information

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MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Execution

Technique: Malicious Image

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