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 GDI+ printer out of bounds write attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule looks for evidence of an executable exploiting CVE-2020-0986.

What To Look For

This rule looks for evidence of a Microsoft Windows executable exploiting a out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the GDI+ printer API. This vulnerability may be exploited to to gain elevated privileges.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Execution

Technique: Execution through API

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here:

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