Rule Category

BROWSER-IE -- Snort has detected traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in the Internet Explorer browser, or products that have the Trident or Tasman engines.

Alert Message

BROWSER-IE Microsoft XML core services cross-domain information disclosure attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when traffic that meets the vulnerability outlined in CVE-2008-4033 is detected. Impact: Information disclosure 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

Tactic:

Technique:

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

CVE

Additional Links

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2008-4033
Cross-domain vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 through 6.0, as used in Microsoft Expression Web, Office, Internet Explorer, and other products, allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from another domain and corrupt the session state via HTTP request header fields, as demonstrated by the Transfer-Encoding field, aka "MSXML Header Request Vulnerability."
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score4.3
Impact Score2.9 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access