Rule Category

SERVER-OTHER -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in a server in the network.

Alert Message

SERVER-OTHER TippingPoint web interface reverse DNS lookup cross site scripting attempt

Rule Explanation

The rule detects detects '><' in a DNS query response which indicates the presence of JS.

What To Look For

This rule detects the Reverse DNS Lookup Cross Site Scripting that attackers might attempt against TippingPoint web interface by embedding JS in DNS query response.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


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:

Rule Vulnerability

Cross Site Scripting (XSS)

Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attackers send malicious input to a site that does not validate the input, usually in the form of a script. The application sends the malicious code to the browsers of other users, which will execute the script unknowingly. The malicious code uses the trust of the host website to access cookies, session tokens, or other sensitive information. There are multiple types of XSS, including Stored, Reflected, and DOM based.

CVE Additional Information