Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Malware.Protection.Engine.Heap.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the Malware Protection Engine handles a maliciously crafted file. An attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.

Affected Products

Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection
Windows Intune Endpoint Protection
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
Microsoft Endpoint Protection
Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
Windows Defender on Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Defender on Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Defender on Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems
Windows Defender on Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems
Windows Defender on Windows RT 8.1
Windows Defender on Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Defender on Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Windows Defender on Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Defender on Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems
Windows Defender on Windows Server 2016
Windows Defender on Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Defender on Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Windows Defender on Windows Server 2016(Server Core installation)
Windows Defender on Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Defender on Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems
Windows Defender on Windows 10 version 1709 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Defender on Windows 10 version 1709 for x64-based Systems
Windows Defender on Windows Server, version 1709(Server Core Installation)

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-2017-11937

CVE References

CVE-2017-11937