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.

Alert Message

OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop information disclosure attempt

Rule Explanation

Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol is vulnerable to an information disclosure issue. By sending a crafted packet to a vulnerable target an attacker is able to obtain information that they should not have access to.

What To Look For

This rule is alerts when an attempt is made to trigger an information disclosure vulnerability in Microsoft Remote Desktop.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


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Rule Groups

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Rule Vulnerability

Information Leak

Information Leakage happens when an attacker manipulates a system into revealing sensitive information, either through malformed input or by taking advantage of another feature of the system.

CVE Additional Information

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MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Discovery

Technique: System Information Discovery

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