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Microsoft Windows Information Disclosure (CVE-2018-8472)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-1197
Date Published: 23 Oct 2019
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: Thursday 21 November, 2019
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-8472
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10 1607
Microsoft Windows 10 1703
Microsoft Windows 10 1709
Microsoft Windows 10 1803
Microsoft Windows 10 1809
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows rt 8.1
Microsoft Windows server 2008 SP2
Vulnerability Description An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows Information Disclosure (CVE-2018-8472) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows Information Disclosure (CVE-2018-8472)

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