Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.VHDMP.ZwCreateFile.Privilege.Escalation

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in MS Windows.
This vulnerability is due to an error in VHDMP driver. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to obtain arbitrary file creation/overwrite privilege.

Affected Products

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 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (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/MS16-138

CVE References

CVE-2016-7226