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Web Attack: Microsoft WPAD CVE-2016-3236

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects attempts to exploit remote privilege-escalation vulnerability.

Additional Information

Microsoft Windows is prone to a remote privilege-escalation vulnerability because it fails to properly handle certain proxy discovery scenarios using the Web Proxy Auto Discovery (WPAD) protocol method.

An attacker can exploit this issue to gain elevated privileges. Successful exploits may aid in further attacks.


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