BROWSER-WEBKIT -- Snort has detected traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in the Webkit browser engine (aside from Chrome) this includes Appleâ€™s Safari, RIMâ€™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.
BROWSER-WEBKIT Apple Safari WebKit cached page memory corruption attempt
This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit CVE-2019-8822.
Attempted User Privilege Gain
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:
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
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MITRE ATT&CK Framework
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2019-8822Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling. This issue is fixed in iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2, tvOS 13.2, Safari 13.0.3, iTunes for Windows 12.10.2, iCloud for Windows 11.0, iCloud for Windows 7.15. Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution.
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