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 dxgkrnl.sys elevation of privilege attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit a privilege escalation vulnerability in dxgkrnl.sys. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: Rule checks for attempts to exploit a privilege escalation vulnerability in dxgkrnl.sys. 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-2018-8554
An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when DirectX improperly handles objects in memory, aka "DirectX Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability." This affects Windows 10 Servers, Windows 10, Windows Server 2019. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2018-8485, CVE-2018-8561.
Details
Severity Base Score7.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score1.8
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access