Rule Category

BROWSER-CHROME -- Snort has detected suspicious traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in the Chrome browser. These rules are separate from the "browser-webkit" category; while it uses the Webkit rendering engine, there's a lot of other features to create a secondary Chrome category.

Alert Message

BROWSER-CHROME Google Chrome V8 JavaScript Engine memory corruption attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit CVE-2017-5115. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: A vulnerability exists in the Chrome V8 TurboFan engine for Chrome < 61.0.3163.79 that could allow an attacker to corrupt an object in memory. Ease of Attack:

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-2017-5115
Type confusion in V8 in Google Chrome prior to 61.0.3163.79 for Windows allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit object corruption via a crafted HTML page.
Details
Severity Base Score8.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score2.8
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Attack VectorNETWORK
ScopeUNCHANGED User InteractionREQUIRED
Authentication Ease of AccessLOW
Privileges RequiredNONE