FILE-IMAGE -- Snort detected suspicious traffic targeting vulnerabilities found inside images files, regardless of delivery method, targeted software, or image type. (Examples include: jpg, png, gif, bmp). These rules search for malformed images used to exploit system. Attackers alter image attributes, often to include shell code, so they are susceptible to vulnerabilities when they are parsed and send commands instead of loading the image.
FILE-IMAGE Foxit Reader parsing JPEG with ConvertToPDF remote code execution attempt
Rule alerts on an attempt by attacker to exploit a remote code execution vulnerability in Foxit Reader as a result of parsing JPEG with ConvertToPDF
What To Look For
This rule alerts on traffic from exploit to server.
No public information
No known false positives
Cisco Talos Intelligence Group
MITRE ATT&CK Framework
Technique: User Execution
For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here:
Command Injection attacks target applications that allow unsafe user-supplied input. Attackers transmit this input via forms, cookies, HTTP headers, etc. and exploit the applications permissions to execute system commands without injecting code.
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