Rule Category

FILE-OTHER -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in a file type that does not require enough rule coverage to have its own category.

Alert Message

FILE-OTHER Go binary dll-load exploit attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when a download of ws2_32.dll is detected. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: Go binaries from before version 1.12.2 will run any arbitrary kernel32.dll, winmm.dll, and ws2_32.dll in the same directory path, possibly leading to malicious activity Ease of Attack:

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CVE Additional Information

Go through 1.12 on Windows misuses certain LoadLibrary functionality, leading to DLL injection.
Severity Base Score7.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score1.8
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Attack VectorLOCAL
Authentication Ease of AccessLOW
Privileges RequiredNONE