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 Microsoft Office PNG tEXt chunk buffer overflow attempt
This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit a stack buffer overflow in Microsoft Office.
Attempted User Privilege Gain
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No known false positives
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2013-1331Buffer overflow in Microsoft Office 2003 SP3 and Office 2011 for Mac allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted PNG data in an Office document, leading to improper memory allocation, aka "Office Buffer Overflow Vulnerability."
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