Rule Category

BROWSER-IE -- Snort has detected traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in the Internet Explorer browser, or products that have the Trident or Tasman engines.

Alert Message

BROWSER-IE Microsoft Edge Chakra JIT out of bounds information disclosure attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when a specially crafted JavaScript file is detected that can cause an Out-of-Bounds read or write in certain versions of Microsoft Chakra JavaScript engine. Impact: Attempted Denial of Service Details: A bug exists in certain versions of Microsoft's Chakra JavaScript engine which allows a specially crafted JavaScript file to access Out-of-Bounds memory by exploiting a bug in the optimization phase to avoid bounds checking on a loop iterator. Ease of Attack:

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Known Usage

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False Positives

No known false positives


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CVE Additional Information

An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Chakra improperly discloses the contents of its memory, which could provide an attacker with information to further compromise the user's computer or data, aka "Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability." This affects ChakraCore, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 10. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2018-0943, CVE-2018-8130, CVE-2018-8133, CVE-2018-8177.
Severity Base Score7.5
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score1.6
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Attack VectorNETWORK
Authentication Ease of AccessHIGH
Privileges RequiredNONE