Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Graphics.Component.Sandbox.Privilege.Elevation

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit an Privilege Escalation vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted Flash file. An attacker can exploit this by tricking an unsuspecting user into visiting a malicious web-page to download crafted Flash file and run the file to elevate their privileges on vulnerable systems.

Affected Products

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
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 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT
Windows RT 8.1
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
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 2012 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)

Impact

Privilege Escalation: Remote attackers can leverage their privilege on the vulnerable systems.
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/MS15-072

CVE References

CVE-2015-2364