Intrusion Prevention

MS.Win32k.MagSetLensContextInformation.Elevation.of.Privilege

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the Windows kernel-mode driver fails to properly handle objects in memory. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to leverage their privileges on vulnerable systems.

Affected Products

Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 10
Windows Server 2016
Server Core installation option

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/MS16-135

CVE References

CVE-2016-7246