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 memory corruption attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule alerts when an attempt to exploit a JavaScript based vulnerability occurs. These attacks are commonly used to exploit a victims browser, and may lead to remote code being executed on a victim machine.

What To Look For

This alert occurs when an attacker attempts to exploit CVE-2020-1215.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


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MITRE ATT&CK Framework



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