|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2014-1479|
|Date Published:||18 May 2014|
|Last Updated:||29 Apr 2014|
|Protection Provided by:||
|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 Avaliable||Apply patches from: MS14-019|
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.
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)