FILE-IMAGE -- Snort detected suspicious traffic targeting vulnerabilities found inside images files, regardless of delivery method, targeted software, or image type. (Examples include: jpg, png, gif, bmp). These rules search for malformed images used to exploit system. Attackers alter image attributes, often to include shell code, so they are susceptible to vulnerabilities when they are parsed and send commands instead of loading the image.
FILE-IMAGE Adobe Acrobat TIFF heap buffer overflow attempt
This event is generated when a TIFF file that exploits the vulnerability outlined in CVE-2017-2966 is detected.
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2017-2966Adobe Acrobat Reader versions 15.020.20042 and earlier, 15.006.30244 and earlier, 11.0.18 and earlier have an exploitable heap overflow vulnerability in the image conversion engine related to parsing malformed TIFF segments. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution.
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