Rule Category

BROWSER-CHROME -- Snort has detected suspicious traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in the Chrome browser. These rules are separate from the "browser-webkit" category; while it uses the Webkit rendering engine, there's a lot of other features to create a secondary Chrome category.

Alert Message

BROWSER-CHROME Microsoft Teams Electron framework command injection attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule fires when a maliciously-crafted protocol handler is seen coming across the network to exploit CVE-2018-1000006.

What To Look For

This rule detects an attempt to exploit the Electron framework vulnerability, CVE-2018-1000006.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Initial Access

Technique: Drive-by Compromise

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

CVE

Additional Links

Rule Vulnerability

Command Injection

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.

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2018-1000006
GitHub Electron versions 1.8.2-beta.3 and earlier, 1.7.10 and earlier, 1.6.15 and earlier has a vulnerability in the protocol handler, specifically Electron apps running on Windows 10, 7 or 2008 that register custom protocol handlers can be tricked in arbitrary command execution if the user clicks on a specially crafted URL. This has been fixed in versions 1.8.2-beta.4, 1.7.11, and 1.6.16.
Details
Severity Base Score8.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score2.8
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access