Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Shell.CVE-2019-1170.Privilege.Elevation

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit an Elevation Of Privilege Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Shell.
The vulnerability is due to an error in the vulnerable application when handling a maliciously crafted file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to leverage their privileges on vulnerable systems.

Affected Products

Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1903 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1903 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server, version 1903 (Server Core installation)

Impact

Privilege Escalation: Remote attackers can leverage their privileges on 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-2019-1170

CVE References

CVE-2019-1170