Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows XP Operating System

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1194
Date Published: 27 Apr 2014
Severity: Low
Last Updated: 27 Apr 2014
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R76
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable?
    Windows XP Starter
    Windows XP Home
    Windows XP Professional
    Windows XP Professional x64
    Windows XP 64-bit Edition
    Vulnerability Description Windows XP is an older version of Microsoft Windows. Microsoft ended the support for Windows XP operating system on April 8th 2014. As a result computers using the OS might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.

    Protection Overview

    IPS will identify stations using Windows XP.

    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 R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows XP Operating System 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:  Microsoft Windows Operating System.
    Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows XP Operating System