Microsoft Windows CVE-2016-0181 Security Bypass Vulnerability

2016-05-10T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-90048
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2016-05-10T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft Windows is prone to a security-bypass vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to bypass certain security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions. This may aid in further attacks.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1511 for x64-based Systems

Recommendations

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of exploits.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Communicate sensitive information through secure means.
Use multiple layers of encryption when communicating sensitive information between a client and a server. This will reduce the chance of a successful exploit.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.