INDICATOR-COMPROMISE -- Snort detected a system behavior that suggests the system has been affected by malware. That behavior is known as an Indicator of Compromise (IOC). The symptoms could be a wide range of behaviors, from a suspicious file name to an unusual use of a utility. Symptoms do not guarantee an infection; your network configuration may not be affected by malware, but showing indicators as a result of a normal function. In this case, attackers may be attempting to gain privileges and access other systems, spread influence, and make calls and commands with elevated access. The context of the traffic is important to determine intrusion; traffic from an administration utility performing commands on a user's computer is likely not a compromise, but a user laptop accessing a webserver may indicate intrusion.
INDICATOR-COMPROMISE SettingContent-ms file type download attempt
This event is generated when a .SettingContent-ms file is downloaded on the Internet.
Attempted User Privilege Gain
Rule checks for attempts to download a .SettingContent-ms file.
Ease of Attack:
What To Look For
No public information
Known false positives, with the described conditions
This rule will fire on all attempts to download .SettingContent-ms files.
Cisco Talos Intelligence Group
MITRE ATT&CK Framework
For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here:
CVE Additional Information
CVE-2018-8414A remote code execution vulnerability exists when the Windows Shell does not properly validate file paths, aka "Windows Shell Remote Code Execution Vulnerability." This affects Windows 10 Servers, Windows 10.
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