Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.GDI.DCFromMemory.Privilege.Elevation

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a crafted application. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to leverage their privileges on vulnerable systems.

Affected Products

Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 10
Windows Server 2016

Impact

Privilege Escalation: Remote attackers can leverage their privileges on vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS17-013

CVE References

CVE-2017-0025