Rule Category

SERVER-OTHER -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in a server in the network.

Alert Message

SERVER-OTHER Remote Desktop Protocol brute force attempt

Rule Explanation

The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) implementation in Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and RDP outage) by establishing many RDP sessions that do not properly free allocated memory, aka "Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Denial of Service Vulnerability." Impact: CVSS base score 7.8 CVSS impact score 6.9 CVSS exploitability score 10.0 confidentialityImpact NONE integrityImpact NONE availabilityImpact NONE Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

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

CVE

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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2015-0079
The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) implementation in Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and RDP outage) by establishing many RDP sessions that do not properly free allocated memory, aka "Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Denial of Service Vulnerability."
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score7.8
Impact Score6.9 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactNONE Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access