Rule Category

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

Alert Message

SERVER-WEBAPP Microsoft SharePoint Workflow XOML injection attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule looks for attempts to exploit an XOML injection vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint's /webpartpages.asmx endpoint.

What To Look For

This event is triggered when a command injection exploitation attempt is observed on the "InterfaceType" parameter when communicating with a SharePoint server.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


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MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Execution

Technique: Exploitation for Client Execution

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here:

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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