Rule Category

SERVER-OTHER -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in a server in the network.

Alert Message

SERVER-OTHER SaltStack authentication bypass attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule looks for certain commands used by SaltStack that would not occur in otherwise benign traffic.

What To Look For

This rule alerts on initial access traffic from the attacker.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Initial Access

Technique: Exploit Public-Facing Application

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

Additional Links

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