Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Explorer.Extract.Archive.Directory.Traversal

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Directory Traversal Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Explorer.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted Zip file. An attacker can exploit this by tricking an unsuspecting user into opening a malicious Zip file and execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.

Affected Products

Windows 7 for 32-bit and x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit and x64-based systems
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 10 for 32-bit and x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit and x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit and x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit and x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1709 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Server, version 1709 (Server Core Installation)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit and x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
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 2016
Windows Server 2016 (Server Core installation)

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of 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-2018-0883

CVE References

CVE-2018-0883