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 CF_PALETTE privilege escalation attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule is looking for an attempts to free a memory then reference it that leads to privilege of escalation.

What To Look For

This rule alerts when at an attacker attempts to exploit a privilege of escalation vulnerability in Microsoft Windows is detected.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Privilege Escalation

Technique: Exploitation for Privilege Escalation

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

Additional Links

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CVE Additional Information