Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.MsMpEng.Type.Confusion.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Code Execution vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the Malware Protection Engine evaluates untrusted javascript code. An attacker can exploit this by tricking an unsuspecting user into visiting a malicious webpage and execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.

Affected Products

Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
Microsoft Endpoint Protection
Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint Service Pack 3
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
Microsoft Security Essentials
Windows Defender for Windows 7
Windows Defender for Windows 8.1
Windows Defender for Windows RT 8.1
Windows Defender for Windows 10, Windows 10 1511, Windows 10 1607, Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 1703
Windows Intune Endpoint Protection

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Refer to the vendor's web site for suggested workaournd.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/4022344.aspx

CVE References

CVE-2017-0290