Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Win32k.PathToRegion.Privilege.Elevation

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is caused by an integer overflow issue in win32k.sys. An attacker can exploit this to elevate their privileges on vulnerable systems.

Affected Products

Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 10

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS16-039

CVE References

CVE-2016-0165