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 predefined registry keys double free attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit a use after free vulnerability in Microsoft Windows' registry key enumeration handling. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: Rule checks for attempts to exploit a use after free vulnerability in Microsoft Windows' registry key enumeration handling. 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-2018-8410
An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows Kernel API improperly handles registry objects in memory, aka "Windows Registry Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability." This affects Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 10, Windows 10 Servers.
Details
Severity Base Score7.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score1.8
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access