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 DirectComposition privilege escalation attempt
This rule looks for portions of an executable file that are known to exploit this vulnerability.
What To Look For
This rule alerts when an attempt to exploit CVE-2020-17057, a privilege escalation vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, is detected.
No public information
No known false positives
Cisco Talos Intelligence Group
MITRE ATT&CK Framework
Technique: User 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.
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