Rule Category

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

Alert Message

SERVER-WEBAPP Wordpress Nexos theme SQL injection attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule is looking for any SQL injection attempts performed against the Wordpress Nexos theme.

What To Look For

This rule will alert when there's an attempt to exploit an SQL injection vulnerability in the Nexos theme for Wordpress

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Exfiltration

Technique: Automated Exfiltration

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

Rule Vulnerability

SQL Injection

SQL Injection attacks target PHP and ASP applications primarily and involve SQL queries or commands added to unverified user input. A successful attack can lead to data leaks (entirely exposed data), database modification (data deletion or tampering), administrative permissions misuse, and sometimes direct commands passed to the operating system.

CVE Additional Information