Intrusion Prevention

MS.Win32k.DCompositionProcess.Elevation.of.Privilege

Description

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

Affected Products

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/MS17-018

CVE References

CVE-2017-0026