Rule Category

FILE-PDF -- Snort has detected suspicious traffic related to a PDF file. PDFs are easily exploitable. They include many ways to encapsulate data and are often targeted by attackers, who use the PDF's household name status for social engineering. Therefore, Snort includes Many PDF-targeted rules.

Alert Message

FILE-PDF Poppler PDF library embedded jp2 COD levels integer overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when jp2 COD levels in a PDF are detected triggering an integer overflow in Poppler PDF. Impact: Attempted Administrator Privilege Gain Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

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CVE

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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2017-2820
An exploitable integer overflow vulnerability exists in the JPEG 2000 image parsing functionality of freedesktop.org Poppler 0.53.0. A specially crafted PDF file can lead to an integer overflow causing out of bounds memory overwrite on the heap resulting in potential arbitrary code execution. To trigger this vulnerability, a victim must open the malicious PDF in an application using this library.
Details
Severity Base Score8.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score2.8
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access