Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Null.Pointer.Dereference.Privilege.Elevation

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit an Elevation of Privilege vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted application. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to elevate their privileges, via a crafted application.

Affected Products

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-0246

CVE References

CVE-2017-0246