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.

Alert Message

OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Windows kernel denial of service attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule looks for bytes specific to a PE file that causes the Windows kernel to panic.

What To Look For

This rule alerts on an attempt to cause an out-of-bounds read kernel panic in the Windows kernel while parsing a PE file header.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

Rule Groups

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Rule Vulnerability

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CVE Additional Information

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