Rule Category

SERVER-WEBAPP -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in web based applications on servers.

Alert Message

SERVER-WEBAPP Zoho ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus arbitrary JSP file upload attempt

Rule Explanation

Zoho ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus is vulnerable to a jsp file upload exploit in the /common/FileAttachment.jsp file when a special login module is used. Attackers who exploit this can execute code remotely on the server, leading to full compromise of a ManageEngine ServiceDesk installation.

What To Look For

This rule alerts on an attempt to exploit CVE-2019-8394.

Known Usage

Public information/Proof of Concept available

False Positives

No known false positives


Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

Rule Groups

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Additional Links

Rule Vulnerability

Local File Inclusion

Local File Inclusion (LFI) attackers attempt to trick the web server into executing a file local to its own file system. The attacker might have saved the file there in another way first, or the target file could be a local executable that should not be accessible to the web server otherwise. A successful LFI can lead to data leaks or remote code execution. Avoid dynamic inclusion of user input files, or whitelist files that may be included.

CVE Additional Information

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MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Initial Access

Technique: Account Access Removal

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