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 Office Outlook 2003 OLE information disclosure attempt detected

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attempt to exploit CVE-2018-0950 is detected Impact: Potential Corporate Privacy Violation Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


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CVE Additional Information

An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Office renders Rich Text Format (RTF) email messages containing OLE objects when a message is opened or previewed, aka "Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability." This affects Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2018-1007.
Severity Base Score6.5
Impact Score3.6 Exploit Score2.8
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access