Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.GDI.Component.TTF.File.Privilege.Escalation

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a custom font file. A remote attacker may be able to leverage their privileges on vulnerable systems.

Affected Products

Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Vista x64 Edition 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 Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
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 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems

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/MS16-120

CVE References

CVE-2016-7182