Rule Category

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

Alert Message

SERVER-WEBAPP Serendipity index.php SQL injection attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule looks for SQL injection metacharacters in the "serendipity[multiCat][]" parameter in requests sent to Serendipity's index.php page.

What To Look For

This rule looks for attempts to exploit an SQL injection vulnerability in Serendipity index.php.

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:

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