Rule Category

BROWSER-WEBKIT -- Snort has detected traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in the Webkit browser engine (aside from Chrome) this includes Apple’s Safari, RIM’s mobile browser, Nokia, KDE, Webkit itself, and Palm. Attacks often insert code via exploits, cause webkit renderings in the browser to crash, or otherwise create chaos or exploit for entrance.

Alert Message

BROWSER-WEBKIT Apple WebKit JSArray component out-of-bounds access

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when triggered when an attempt to cause an JavaScript array out-of-bounds access error in Apple WebKit is made. Impact: Memory Corruption Arbitrary Code Execution Details: Apple WebKit is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds memory corruption when attempting to read values from an array into a loop that are not valid array indices. Ease of Attack: Medium

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-2019-8518
Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling. This issue is fixed in iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, Safari 12.1, iTunes 12.9.4 for Windows, iCloud for Windows 7.11. Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score9.3
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access VectorNETWORK
AuthenticationNONE Ease of AccessMEDIUM