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 arbitrary file read attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attempt to read a protected arbitrary file on Microsoft Windows is observed. Impact: Potential Arbitrary File Read Details: This vulnerability abuses MsiAdvertiseProduct to trigger an arbitrary file read that would allow an attacker to read protected files without the correct permissions. 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-2019-0636
An information vulnerability exists when Windows improperly discloses file information, aka 'Windows Information Disclosure Vulnerability'.
Details
Severity Base Score5.5
Impact Score3.6 Exploit Score1.8
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactNONE Attack VectorLOCAL
ScopeUNCHANGED User InteractionNONE
Authentication Ease of AccessLOW
Privileges RequiredLOW