Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.DLL.Planting.Remote.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a remote Code Execution vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Shell.
This vulnerability is triggered when a user browses to a folder with a specially crafted shortcut. Remote attackers may exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the user.

Affected Products

Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1
Server Core installation option

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS15-020

CVE References

CVE-2015-0096