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 Win32k elevation of privilege attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule looks for crafted Windows binaries that can exploit an elevation of privilege vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.

What To Look For

This rule looks for attempts to exploit an elevation of privilege vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

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: https://attack.mitre.org

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Rule Vulnerability

Use After Free

Use After Free (UAF) attacks target computer memory flaws to corrupt the memory execute code. The name refers to attempts to use memory after it has been freed, which can cause a program to crash under normal circumstances, or result in remote code execution in a successful attack.

CVE Additional Information