Rule Category

SERVER-SAMBA -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in Samba servers.

Alert Message

SERVER-SAMBA Samba tree connect andx memory corruption attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attempt to exploit CVE-2017-14746 is detected. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: An attacker is attempting to exploit a network vulnerability in Samba < 4.7.2 that can lead to remote code execution. Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

Use-after-free vulnerability in Samba 4.x before 4.7.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted SMB1 request.
Severity Base Score9.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score3.9
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access