Intrusion Prevention

Malicious.Shellcode.Detection

Description

This indicates the detection of any of a large number of types of malicious shellcode.
Shellcode is a special type of code used in the exploitation of many vulnerabilities. It usually spawns a command shell from which attackers can control the compromised system.

Affected Products

Any vulnerable system.

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

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