SERVER-WEBAPP -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in web based applications on servers.
SERVER-WEBAPP PHP tag depth heap memory corruption attempt
This rule attempts to identify payloads with deeply nested XML documents.
This rule alerts when an attempt to exploit a heap memory overflow deficiency in PHP before 5.3.27
No public information
No known false positives
Cisco Talos Intelligence Group
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Buffer Overflows occur when a memory location is filled past its expected boundaries. Computer attackers target systems without proper terminating conditions on buffers, which then write the additional information in other locations in memory, overwriting what is there. This could corrupt the data, making the system behave erratically or crash. The new information could include malicious executable code, which might be executed.