Rule Category

FILE-OTHER -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in a file type that does not require enough rule coverage to have its own category.

Alert Message

FILE-OTHER Visual Studio Code Python extension arbitrary code execution attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule looks for a crafted repository that, when opened, will execute an arbitrary command on the victim's machine.

What To Look For

This rule fires on attempts to exploit an arbitrary command execution vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Studio Code's Python extension.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Execution

Technique: Exploitation for Client Execution

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here:

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