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 privilege escalation attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when a file containing a Microsoft Windows privilege escalation attempt is detected. Impact: Attempted Administrator Privilege Gain Details: 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

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2019-1173
An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that the PsmServiceExtHost.dll handles objects in memory, aka 'Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability'. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2019-1174, CVE-2019-1175, CVE-2019-1177, CVE-2019-1178, CVE-2019-1179, CVE-2019-1180, CVE-2019-1184, CVE-2019-1186.
Details
Severity Base Score7.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score1.8
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Attack VectorLOCAL
ScopeUNCHANGED User InteractionNONE
Authentication Ease of AccessLOW
Privileges RequiredLOW