Rule Category

FILE-OTHER -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in a file type that does not require enough rule coverage to have its own category.

Alert Message

FILE-OTHER Microsoft Windows MPEG Layer-3 audio heap corruption attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when Layer-3 audio heap corruption is attempted in MS Windows Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: 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

Multiple buffer overflows in the MPEG Layer-3 Audio Codec for Microsoft DirectShow in in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3 and Server 2003 SP2 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an MPEG Layer-3 audio stream in (1) a crafted media file or (2) crafted streaming content, aka "MPEG Layer-3 Audio Decoder Buffer Overflow Vulnerability."
SeverityHIGH Base Score9.3
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access