Rule Category

INDICATOR-OBFUSCATION -- Snort detected a system behavior that suggests the system has been affected by malware. That behavior is known as an Indicator of Compromise (IOC). The symptoms could be a wide range of behaviors, from a suspicious file name to an unusual use of a utility. Symptoms do not guarantee an infection; your network configuration may not be affected by malware, but showing indicators as a result of a normal function. This alert specifically refers to a method of disguising code, known as obfuscation. Obfuscation methods are used to perform innocent convenience tasks (for instance, Javascript used to condense Jquery scripts, or a compiler using obfuscation to protect the full code for NDA reasons), or it could be used to hide an attack.

Alert Message

INDICATOR-OBFUSCATION ActiveXObject javascript obfuscation attempt

Rule Explanation

The XML Security Database Parser class in the XMLSecDB ActiveX control in the HIPSEngine component in the Management Server before 8.1.0.88, and the client before 1.6.450, in CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) 8.1, as used in CA Internet Security Suite (ISS) 2010, allows remote attackers to download an arbitrary program onto a client machine, and execute this program, via vectors involving the SetXml and Save methods. Impact: CVSS base score 8.8 CVSS impact score 9.2 CVSS exploitability score 8.6 confidentialityImpact NONE integrityImpact COMPLETE availabilityImpact COMPLETE 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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For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

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