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 Win32k elevation of privilege attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule looks for a crafted executable designed to exploit an elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Windows Win32k kernel driver.

What To Look For

This rule checks for attempts to exploit an elevation of privilege vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Win32k.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Execution

Technique: Exploitation for Client Execution

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

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