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 Internet Explorer iframe open redirect attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to disclose information via an open redirect in an iframe. Impact: Attempted Information Leak 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 security feature bypass vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer due to how scripts are handled that allows a universal cross-site scripting (UXSS) condition, aka "Internet Explorer Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability." This affects Internet Explorer 11.
Severity Base Score6.1
Impact Score2.7 Exploit Score2.8
Confidentiality ImpactLOW Integrity ImpactLOW
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access