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 type confusion memory corruption attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit CVE-2018-8391. 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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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the ChakraCore scripting engine handles objects in memory, aka "Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability." This affects ChakraCore. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2018-8354, CVE-2018-8456, CVE-2018-8457, CVE-2018-8459.
Severity Base Score7.5
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score1.6
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access