Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Dxgkrnl.Sys.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit an Memory Corruption vulnerability in MS DirectX Graphics.
This vulnerability is due to improper boundary calculation while the affected application handles a maliciously crafted file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this bug to escalate his/her privileges via a crafted file.

Affected Products

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 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems
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

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS16-062

CVE References

CVE-2016-0176