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 Attempted DNS overflow

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when a DNS response with an NSEC3 record having a record length value shorter than NSEC3 data Impact: Detection of a Denial of Service Attack Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic:

Technique:

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

CVE

Additional Links

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2017-11779
The Microsoft Windows Domain Name System (DNS) DNSAPI.dll on Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10 Gold, 1511, 1607, and 1703, and Windows Server 2016 allows a remote code execution vulnerability when it fails to properly handle DNS responses, aka "Windows DNSAPI Remote Code Execution Vulnerability".
Details
Severity Base Score8.1
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score2.2
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access