FILE-OTHER -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in a file type that does not require enough rule coverage to have its own category.
FILE-OTHER Microsoft LNK remote code execution attempt
This event is generated when LNK file based remote code execution is attempted on Windows systems
Attempted Administrator Privilege Gain
Ease of Attack:
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
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MITRE ATT&CK Framework
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2018-8345A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows that could allow remote code execution if a .LNK file is processed, aka "LNK Remote Code Execution Vulnerability." This affects Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 10, Windows 10 Servers. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2018-8346.
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