Rule Category

PROTOCOL-TFTP -- Snort has detected traffic that may indicate the presence of the tftp protocol or vulnerabilities in the tftp protocol on the network.

Alert Message

PROTOCOL-TFTP root directory

Rule Explanation

This rule detects the attempted download of a file with a path originating from the root directory. Some Linux implementations of TFTP could allow access to files outside the restricted directory.

What To Look For

This rule detects the attempted download of a file with a path originating from the root directory. Some Linux implementations of TFTP could allow access to files outside the restricted directory.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Collection

Technique: Data from Information Repositories

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

Rule Vulnerability

N/A

Not Applicable

CVE Additional Information

CVE-1999-0183
Linux implementations of TFTP would allow access to files outside the restricted directory.
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score6.4
Impact Score4.9 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access