Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.CVE-2018-8495.Shell.Remote.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Shell.
The vulnerability is due to an error when Windows Shell improperly handles URIs. An attacker can exploit this by tricking a user into visiting a malicious webpage and execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.

Affected Products

Windows Server 2016
Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2016 (Server Core installation)
Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1709 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server, version 1709 (Server Core Installation)
Windows 10 Version 1803 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server, version 1803 (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-2018-8495

CVE References

CVE-2018-8495