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Portable Executable Files With Weak Encryption (CVE-2013-3900)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-3632
Date Published:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-098
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2013-3900
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1 Server Core installation option
Vulnerability Description
Portable Executable (PE) files can contain encrypted data. PE files with weak data encryption can be decrypted to manipulate the data.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS13-098

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to open a PE file with weak encryption.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Portable Executable Files With Weak Encryption protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Content Protection Violation
Attack Information: Portable Executable Files With Weak Encryption