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 10 Win32k elevation of privilege attempt
This rule looks for an specific set of instructions that leverages an escalation of privileges in vulnerable Windows 10 OS. When they are properly aligned and embedded in an executable file they will grant the attacker a higher level of privileges in the system.
What To Look For
This rule will alert when there's an attempt to exploit an escalation of privileges in Windows 10 by sending a maliciously crafted exe file
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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