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 Microsoft Windows CAB file szName directory traversal attempt

Rule Explanation

The rule is looking for presence of `../` string sequence in CFFILE record of .cab files

What To Look For

The rule alerts when PC tries to download malicious .cab file that can be used to perform local code execution

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Execution

Technique: User Execution

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

Additional Links

Rule Vulnerability


Not Applicable

CVE Additional Information