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OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Windows Installer privilege escalation attempt
This rule looks for DLL files which exhibit patterns used to exploit this privilege escalation bug.
What To Look For
This rule alerts on a specially crafted DLL file that could exploit a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Windows Installer service.
No public information
No known false positives
Cisco Talos Intelligence Group
MITRE ATT&CK Framework
Tactic: Privilege Escalation
Technique: Executable Installer File Permissions Weakness
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.
CVE Additional Information