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 HTML help workshop buffer overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft HTML Help Workshop 4.74.8702.0, and possibly earlier versions, and as included in the Microsoft HTML Help 1.4 SDK, allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a .hhp file with a long Contents file field. Impact: CVSS base score 7.5 CVSS impact score 6.4 CVSS exploitability score 10.0 confidentialityImpact PARTIAL integrityImpact PARTIAL availabilityImpact PARTIAL Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

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CVE

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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2006-0564
Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft HTML Help Workshop 4.74.8702.0, and possibly earlier versions, and as included in the Microsoft HTML Help 1.4 SDK, allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a .hhp file with a long Contents file field.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score7.5
Impact Score6.4 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactPARTIAL Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access
CVE-2009-0133
Buffer overflow in Microsoft HTML Help Workshop 4.74 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a .hhp file with a long "Index file" field, possibly a related issue to CVE-2006-0564.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score10.0
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access