Rule Category

BROWSER-OTHER -- Snort has detected suspicious traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in an Internet browser other than Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Chrome, or which is present in multiple browsers. This rule should be enabled for systems that use any mainstream browser, to offer complete coverage. (ie, If a vulnerability affects both Chrome and Firefox, but is covered by a rule under the Chrome category, Firefox users might have Chrome coverage turned off and miss the vulnerability.)

Alert Message

BROWSER-OTHER Opera GIF parsing buffer overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in Opera. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: Rule checks for attempts to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in Opera. 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

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2012-6470
Opera before 12.12 does not properly allocate memory for GIF images, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory overwrite) via a malformed image.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score9.3
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access