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 out-of-bounds write attempt with malicious MAR file detected

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an possible out-of-bounds write with malicious file is detected. Impact: Misc activity Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic:

Technique:

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

Additional Links

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2015-4482
mar_read.c in the Updater in Mozilla Firefox before 40.0 and Firefox ESR 38.x before 38.2 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) via a crafted name of a Mozilla Archive (aka MAR) file.
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score4.6
Impact Score6.4 Exploit Score3.9
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactPARTIAL Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access
CVE-2018-12379
When the Mozilla Updater opens a MAR format file which contains a very long item filename, an out-of-bounds write can be triggered, leading to a potentially exploitable crash. This requires running the Mozilla Updater manually on the local system with the malicious MAR file in order to occur. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 62, Firefox ESR < 60.2, and Thunderbird < 60.2.1.
Details
Severity Base Score7.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score1.8
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access