FILE-FLASH -- Snort has detected suspicious traffic via the Adobe Flash Player. Flash is a common target of code execution, overflow, DoS, and memory corruption attacks in particular, via swifs, action scripts, etc. Many networks block Flash altogether; the application will be deprecated in 2020.
FILE-FLASH Adobe Flash Player PCRE control character denial of service attempt
This event is generated when an possible denial of service attempt from an Adobe Flash Player pcre control character is detected.
Detection of a Denial of Service Attack
Ease of Attack:
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
Cisco Talos Intelligence Group
MITRE ATT&CK Framework
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2015-0318Adobe Flash Player before 126.96.36.1999 and 14.x through 16.x before 188.8.131.525 on Windows and OS X and before 184.108.40.2062 on Linux allows attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-0314, CVE-2015-0316, CVE-2015-0321, CVE-2015-0329, and CVE-2015-0330.
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