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 Win32k Windows privilege escalation attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule is looking for an attempt of an attacker to exploit a privilege escalation vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Win32K.

What To Look For

This rule alerts on exploit traffic that attempts to exploit a vulnerable client

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives



MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Privilege Escalation

Technique: Exploitation for Privilege Escalation

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

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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