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 cached page memory corruption attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit CVE-2019-8822. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: This rule fires on an attempt to exploit a type confusion vulnerability in Apple Safari WebKit. Attackers who abuse this vulnerability may be able to execute remote code on the host that generated this alert. Ease of Attack:

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