|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2008-077|
|Date Published:||10 Jun 2008|
|Last Updated:||7 Feb 2016|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) was designed specifically to support NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT), and is required for any environment in which users access resources that have NetBIOS names.A remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft WINS. The vulnerability is due to an error in WINS that fails to correctly validate the origin of specifically crafted network packets. An attacker can trigger this issue by sending a specially crafted network packet to an affected WINS server. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.|
This protection will detect and block of malformed WINS notifications.
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.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Microsoft WINS Protection Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft WINS local privilege escalation (MS08-034)