Rule Category

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

Alert Message

SERVER-WEBAPP Wordpress WP Database Backup plug-in command injection attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule looks for command injection characters in the vulnerable parameters of the 'WP Database Backup' Wordpress plugin.

What To Look For

This rule alerts when an attempt to execute a command injection against the 'WP Database Backup' plug-in for Wordpress is detected.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Initial Access

Technique: Exploit Public-Facing Application

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

Additional Links

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