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 WalletService SetGroup privilege escalation attempt

Rule Explanation

CVE-2020-1362 is a privilege escalation vulnerability in Wallet::WalletCustomProperty::SetGroup functionality. This allows for write-what-where in memory ranges a user can not normally access.

What To Look For

This rule is triggered when a binary file containing indicators of a privilege escalation using CVE-2020-1362 is observed.

Known Usage

Public information/Proof of Concept available

False Positives

No known false positives


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:

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Rule Vulnerability

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