Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Search.Service.Type.Confusion

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a remote Code Execution vulnerability in Microsoft Search Service.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software attempts to handle maliciously crafted packet. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the affected application, via a crafted packet.

Affected Products

Microsoft Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Windows 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
Microsoft Windows Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP 2 (Server Core)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core)
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Server Core

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8620

CVE References

CVE-2017-8620