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 Windows Win32k privilege escalation attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule will check for the transfer of a malicious exe file that attempts to exploit a win32 kernel driver in Windows 10

What To Look For

This rule will detect any potential attempts of a Kernel driver exploitation in Windows 10 via a maliciously crafted executable file.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Execution

Technique: User Execution

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

Additional Links

Rule Vulnerability

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.

CVE Additional Information