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?)
OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Windows win32k type confusion attempt
This rule looks for an attempt to exploit a type confusion vulnerability in the Win32k driver.
What To Look For
This rule fires on download of an Microsoft Windows executable attempting to exploit a type confusion vulnerability in the Win32k driver, which may lead to local privilege escalation.
No public information
No known false positives
Cisco Talos Intelligence Group
MITRE ATT&CK Framework
Technique: Exploitation for Client Execution
For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here:
Escalation of Privilege
An Escalation of Privilege (EOP) attack is any attack method that results in a user or application gaining permissions to access resources they normally would not have access to.
CVE Additional Information