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Microsoft Windows File Handling Component Remote Code Execution (MS14-019; CVE-2014-0315)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1479
Date Published: 18 May 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014
Source: CVE-2014-0315
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R76
  • R75
  • R71
  • R70

  • Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Windows XP
    Microsoft Windows Vista
    Microsoft Windows 7
    Microsoft Windows 8
    Microsoft Windows 8.1
    Microsoft Windows RT
    Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
    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 caused by Windows improperly restricting the path used for processing .bat and .cmd files. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by placing a malicious executable in the working directory (e.g. an SMB/CIFS or WebDAV share) of an application that calls a batch file. Successful exploitation would result in the execution of arbitrary attacker code in the security context of the user running the application.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS14-019

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block 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, 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 File Handling Component Remote Code Execution (MS14-019) 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:  Windows SMB Protection Violation.
    Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows File Handling Component Remote Code Execution (MS14-019)

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