Rule Category

SERVER-WEBAPP -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in web based applications on servers.

Alert Message

SERVER-WEBAPP Joomla Proclaim biblestudy backup access attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attempt is made to exploit a known vulnerability on a web server or a web application resident on a web server. Impact: Information gathering and system integrity compromise. Possible unauthorized administrative access to the server. Possible execution of arbitrary code of the attackers choosing in some cases. Details: This event is generated when an attempt is made to compromise a host running a Web server or a vulnerable application on a web server. Many known vulnerabilities exist for each implementation and the attack scenarios are legion. Some applications do not perform stringent checks when validating the credentials of a client host connecting to the services offered on a host server. This can lead to unauthorized access and possibly escalated privileges to that of the administrator. Data stored on the machine can be compromised and trust relationships between the victim server and other hosts can be exploited by the attacker. Ease of Attack: Simple. Exploits exist.

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


Cisco Talos Brian Caswell Nigel Houghton

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