Rule Category

SERVER-MAIL -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in mail servers (such as Exchange, Courrier). These are different from protocol traffic, as this deals with the traffic going to the mail server itself.

Alert Message

SERVER-MAIL Mozilla Thunderbird input filter bypass cross site scripting attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attempt to use a Cross Site Scripting attack against Mozilla Thunderbird is detected Impact: Potential remote code execution Details: Embedded script data will be executed when evaluated by the vulnerable application Ease of Attack: Simple, public examples exist

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

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2013-6674
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Mozilla Thunderbird 17.x through 17.0.8, Thunderbird ESR 17.x through 17.0.10, and SeaMonkey before 2.20 allows user-assisted remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via an e-mail message containing a data: URL in an IFRAME element, a related issue to CVE-2014-2018.
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score4.3
Impact Score2.9 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactNONE Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access