Rule Category

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.

Alert Message

FILE-EXECUTABLE Microsoft Malware Protection Engine denial-of-service attempt

Rule Explanation

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.

Known Usage

Public information/Proof of Concept available

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Impact

Technique: Endpoint Denial of Service

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

Additional Links

Rule Vulnerability

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.

CVE Additional Information