Rule Category

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

Alert Message

SERVER-WEBAPP SolarWinds Orion authentication bypass attempt

Rule Explanation

This particular rule looks for direct access to the web.config file, potentially allowing an unauthenticated user a glimpse into sensitive settings in Orion.

What To Look For

This rule will trigger against direct access to /web.config URI, which may be susceptible to the SkipAuthentication vulnerability described in CVE-2020-10148.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Initial Access

Technique: Exploit Public-Facing Application

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

Additional Links

Rule Vulnerability

Authentication Bypass

An Authentication Bypass occurs when there is a way to avoid providing user credentials to a system before performing restricted operations on said system.

CVE Additional Information