Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows WinVerifyTrust PE Validation Security Bypass (MS13-098; CVE-2013-3900)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0753
Date Published: 28 Jan 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2013-3900
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Windows 7
    Microsoft Windows 8
    Microsoft Windows 8.1
    Microsoft Windows RT
    Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
    Microsoft Windows Vista
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way the WinVerifyTrust function handles Windows Authenticode signature verification for portable executable (PE) files. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by sending a specially crafted PE file. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target machine.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block attempts to open a malicious PE file.

    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.

    Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows WinVerifyTrust PE Validation Security Bypass (MS13-098) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
    2. Install policy on all modules.

    SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
    Attack Name: Content Protection Violation
    Attack Information: Microsoft Windows WinVerifyTrust PE Validation Security Bypass (MS13-098)