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 Graphics component privilege escalation attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when a specially crafted executable designed to exploit CVE-2020-0715 is detected. Impact: Privilege escalation Details: This rule looks for instructions that indicate an attempt to exploit this privilege escalation vulnerability in the Windows Graphics component. Ease of Attack: Medium

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-2020-0715
An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows Graphics Component improperly handles objects in memory, aka 'Windows Graphics Component Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability'. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2020-0745, CVE-2020-0792.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score7.2
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score3.9
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access VectorLOCAL
AuthenticationNONE Ease of AccessLOW