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 Ghostscript eqproc type confusion attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an EPS file is detected containing Ghostscript that will trigger a type confusion, leading to code execution. 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

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CVE

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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2017-8291
Artifex Ghostscript through 2017-04-26 allows -dSAFER bypass and remote command execution via .rsdparams type confusion with a "/OutputFile (%pipe%" substring in a crafted .eps document that is an input to the gs program, as exploited in the wild in April 2017.
Details
Severity Base Score7.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score1.8
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access