FILE-OFFICE -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in files belonging to the Microsoft Office suite of software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Access, Outlook, etc.).
FILE-OFFICE Microsoft Office directory traversal attempt
This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit a directory traversal vulnerability in Microsoft Office
Remote code execution
The rule is looking for the exploitation of the vulnerability when attempting to do directory traversal.
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What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2019-0801A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Microsoft Office fails to properly handle certain files.To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would have to convince a user to open a specially crafted URL file that points to an Excel or PowerPoint file that was also downloaded.The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Office handles these files., aka 'Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability'.
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