Rule Category

SERVER-WEBAPP -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in web based applications on servers.

Alert Message

SERVER-WEBAPP XStream void primitive denial of service attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit CVE-2017-9793. Impact: Detection of a Denial of Service Attack Details: 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

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Technique:

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2017-9793
The REST Plugin in Apache Struts 2.3.7 through 2.3.33 and 2.5 through 2.5.12 is using an outdated XStream library which is vulnerable and allow perform a DoS attack using malicious request with specially crafted XML payload.
Details
Severity Base Score7.5
Impact Score3.6 Exploit Score3.9
Confidentiality ImpactNONE Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactHIGH Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access