Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.MsMpEng.Garbage.Collection.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the Malware Protection Engine handles malicious javascript code. An attacker can exploit this by tricking an unsuspecting user into visiting a malicious webpage and execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.

Affected Products

Microsoft Endpoint Protection
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection
Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
Microsoft Security Essentials
Windows Defender for Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Defender for Windows Server 2016 (Server Core installation)
Windows Defender for Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Defender for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems
Windows Defender for Windows RT 8.1
Windows Defender for Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems
Windows Defender for Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Defender for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Windows Defender for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
Windows Defender for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Defender for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Windows Defender for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Defender for Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Defender for Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems
Windows Defender for Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Defender for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Defender for Windows Server 2016
Windows Defender for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems
Windows Intune Endpoint Protection

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Refer to the vendor's web site for suggested workaround.
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8540

CVE References

CVE-2017-8541 CVE-2017-8540