Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.mapi32x.dll.Planting.Insecure.Loading

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Elevation of Privileges vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitizing of DLL files being loaded with an application. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to elevate their privileges on the system, via a crafted DLL file.

Affected Products

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for 32-bit 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

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-007

CVE References

CVE-2016-0020