Rule Category

OS-WINDOWS -- Snort has detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in a Windows-based operating system. This does not include browser traffic or other software on the OS, but attacks against the OS itself. (such as?)

Alert Message

OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Windows Shell Handler remote code execution attempt

Rule Explanation

The URL validation functionality in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01, 6, 6 SP1, 7 and 8, and the ShellExecute API function in Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 and SP3, and Server 2003 SP2, does not properly process input parameters, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary local programs via a crafted URL, aka "URL Validation 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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CVE Additional Information

CVE-2010-0027
The URL validation functionality in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01, 6, 6 SP1, 7 and 8, and the ShellExecute API function in Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 and SP3, and Server 2003 SP2, does not properly process input parameters, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary local programs via a crafted URL, aka "URL Validation Vulnerability."
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score9.3
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access