Rule Category

BROWSER-IE -- Snort has detected traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in the Internet Explorer browser, or products that have the Trident or Tasman engines.

Alert Message

BROWSER-IE Microsoft Edge browser redirection vulnerability attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attempt is made to exploit a browser redirection vulnerability in Microsoft Edge. 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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MITRE ATT&CK Framework



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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

A spoofing vulnerability exists when Microsoft Edge does not properly parse HTTP content, aka "Microsoft Edge Spoofing Vulnerability." This affects Microsoft Edge. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2018-8388.
Severity Base Score4.3
Impact Score1.4 Exploit Score2.8
Confidentiality ImpactNONE Integrity ImpactLOW
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access