FILE-EXECUTABLE -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilites that are found in or delivered through executable files, regardless of platform. In those instances, Snort is able to correct traffic that has been altered.
FILE-EXECUTABLE Microsoft Malware Protection Engine denial-of-service attempt
Microsoft Malware Protection Engine is vulnerable to a denial of service vulnerability. An attacker can trigger a denial or service condition using a malicious malformed file when the application attempts to scan the file.
What To Look For
This rule alerts when an attempt is made to trigger a denial of service condition against Microsoft Malware Protection Engine using a malformed file.
Public information/Proof of Concept available
No known false positives
Cisco Talos Intelligence Group
MITRE ATT&CK Framework
Technique: Endpoint Denial of Service
For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here:
Denial of Service
Denial of Service attacks aim to make a server or program unresponsive for users. These attacks may be volume-based, to overwhelm the system, or they may use certain logical flaws in the software to cut the service off from the users. The attack may come from one or multiple sources. These attacks do not usually lead to a remote code execution. Volume based attacks are best handled using a firewall application.
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