Rule Category

BROWSER-FIREFOX -- Snort has detected traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in the Firefox browser, or products that have the "Gecko" engine (Thunderbird email client, etc.).

Alert Message

BROWSER-FIREFOX Mozilla Firefox RemotePrompt sandbox escape attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit a sandbox escape vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: This rule checks for attempts to exploit a sandbox escape vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox's RemotePrompt handler, which will allow the attacker to open additional web content in a privileged context. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability in combination with another Firefox vulnerability to achieve remote code execution on the victim's machine. Ease of Attack:

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