Rule Category

SERVER-OTHER -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in a server in the network.

Alert Message

SERVER-OTHER Mozilla Network Security Services heap underflow exploit attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit a heap overflow vulnerability present in Mozilla Network Security Services. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: Rule checks for an attempt to trigger a heap overflow in Mozilla Network Security Services via a maliciously crafted server certificate. 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

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2007-0008
Integer underflow in the SSLv2 support in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.11.5, as used by Firefox before 1.5.0.10 and 2.x before 2.0.0.2, SeaMonkey before 1.0.8, Thunderbird before 1.5.0.10, and certain Sun Java System server products before 20070611, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted SSLv2 server message containing a public key that is too short to encrypt the "Master Secret", which results in a heap-based overflow.
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score6.8
Impact Score6.4 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactPARTIAL Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access