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 Safari WebKit out-of-bounds read attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit CVE-2019-8689. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: Safari Webkit is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds read in the ArgumentsEliminationPhase::transform function. An attacker who abuses this may be able to access memory they otherwise would not be allowed to access. This exploit may be used in an attempt to compromise a victim machine. 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

Additional Links

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2019-8689
Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling. This issue is fixed in iOS 12.4, macOS Mojave 10.14.6, tvOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, Safari 12.1.2, iTunes for Windows 12.9.6, iCloud for Windows 7.13, iCloud for Windows 10.6. 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