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 elevation of privilege attempt

Rule Explanation

This rule looks for files known to contain bytes that can exploit an elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows kernel.

What To Look For

This rule fires on attempts to exploit an elevation of privilege attempt in the Microsoft Windows kernel.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


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Rule Groups

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Rule Vulnerability

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CVE Additional Information

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