Rule Category

OS-WINDOWS -- Snort has detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in a Windows-based operating system. This does not include browser traffic or other software on the OS, but attacks against the OS itself. (such as?)

Alert Message

OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Windows VHDMP generic privilege escalation attempt

Rule Explanation

Virtual Hard Disk Driver in Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10 Gold, 1511, and 1607, and Windows Server 2016 does not properly restrict access to files, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "VHD Driver Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability." Impact: CVSS base score 6.1 CVSS impact score 4.2 CVSS exploitability score 1.8 confidentialityImpact LOW integrityImpact HIGH availabilityImpact HIGH 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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Technique:

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

CVE

Additional Links

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2016-7224
Virtual Hard Disk Driver in Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10 Gold, 1511, and 1607, and Windows Server 2016 does not properly restrict access to files, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "VHD Driver Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."
Details
Severity Base Score6.1
Impact Score4.2 Exploit Score1.8
Confidentiality ImpactLOW Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access
CVE-2016-7225
Virtual Hard Disk Driver in Windows 10 Gold, 1511, and 1607 and Windows Server 2016 does not properly restrict access to files, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "VHD Driver Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."
Details
Severity Base Score6.1
Impact Score4.2 Exploit Score1.8
Confidentiality ImpactLOW Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access
CVE-2016-7226
Virtual Hard Disk Driver in Windows 10 Gold, 1511, and 1607 and Windows Server 2016 does not properly restrict access to files, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka "VHD Driver Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."
Details
Severity Base Score6.1
Impact Score4.2 Exploit Score1.8
Confidentiality ImpactLOW Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access