SERVER-WEBAPP -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in web based applications on servers.
SERVER-WEBAPP VMware vSphere Client vROPs plugin remote code execution attempt
This rule looks for crafted requests to the VMware vCenter Client "vropspluginui" HTTP endpoint that can lead a directory traversal and remote code execution.
This rule looks for attempts to exploit a directory traversal vulnerability in vRealize Operations Manager Plugin in vCenter Server.
Public information/Proof of Concept available
No known false positives
Cisco Talos Intelligence Group
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A Directory Traversal attack targets HTTP traffic and allows the attacker to access directories outside the applications own, potentially exposing sensitive system files to leakage or overwriting. This is also known as Directory Climbing, Path Traversal, or Backtracking. An alert on this kind of attack indicates a vulnerability in security validation of user input that allows a "traverse to parent directory" or "../" command to pass through. Protect your site by filtering all user input, removing any characters but the allowed data.