Rule Category

INDICATOR-COMPROMISE -- Snort detected a system behavior that suggests the system has been affected by malware. That behavior is known as an Indicator of Compromise (IOC). The symptoms could be a wide range of behaviors, from a suspicious file name to an unusual use of a utility. Symptoms do not guarantee an infection; your network configuration may not be affected by malware, but showing indicators as a result of a normal function. In this case, attackers may be attempting to gain privileges and access other systems, spread influence, and make calls and commands with elevated access. The context of the traffic is important to determine intrusion; traffic from an administration utility performing commands on a user's computer is likely not a compromise, but a user laptop accessing a webserver may indicate intrusion.

Alert Message

INDICATOR-COMPROMISE Apache HTTP Server possible mod_dav.c remote denial of service vulnerability attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an Apache HTTP Server possible mod_dav.c remote denial of service vulnerability is attempted. Impact: Attempted User 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

Tactic:

Technique:

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2013-1896
mod_dav.c in the Apache HTTP Server before 2.2.25 does not properly determine whether DAV is enabled for a URI, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a MERGE request in which the URI is configured for handling by the mod_dav_svn module, but a certain href attribute in XML data refers to a non-DAV URI.
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score4.3
Impact Score2.9 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactNONE Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactPARTIAL Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access