Rule Category

FILE-OFFICE -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in files belonging to the Microsoft Office suite of software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Access, Outlook, etc.).

Alert Message

FILE-OFFICE Microsoft Excel Jet Database Engine code execution attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an XLS file containing a remote code execution attempt for Microsoft Jet Database Engine is observed on the wire. Impact: Potential code execution 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

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2017-8718
The Microsoft JET Database Engine in Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and R2, Windows 10 Gold, 1511, 1607, 1703, and Windows Server 2016 allows an attacker to take control of an affected system, due to how it handles objects in memory, aka "Microsoft JET Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability". This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2017-8717.
Details
Severity Base Score7.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score1.8
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Attack VectorLOCAL
ScopeUNCHANGED User InteractionREQUIRED
Authentication Ease of AccessLOW
Privileges RequiredNONE