Threat Encyclopedia

MS.Windows.Win32k.PopupMenu.Privilege.Elevation

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is caused by an error in win32k.sys when handling a crafted application. An attacker can exploit this to elevate their privileges on vulnerable systems.

Affected Products

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

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS16-039

CVE References

CVE-2016-0167