Intrusion Prevention

MS.Graphics.Component.Remote.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted EMF file. A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code within the context of the logged in user via a crafted EMF file.

Affected Products

Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 10
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/MS16-055

CVE References

CVE-2016-0170