Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Graphics Component Memory Corruption (MS14-007; CVE-2014-0263)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0885
Date Published: 11 Feb 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2014-0263
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R71
  • R75 and above

  • Who is Vulnerable? Windows 7
    Windows Server 2008 R2
    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
    Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 RT
    Windows Server RT and Windows RT 8.1
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Windows Graphics Component. The vulnerability is due to the way Windows components handle specially crafted GIF files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a user to view GIF files in shared content. Successful exploitation may cause memory corruption in a way that could allow an attacker to install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full administrative rights.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS14-007

    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 R70 / R71 / R75 and above

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Graphics Component Memory Corruption (MS14-007) 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: Web Client Enforcement Violation
    Attack Information: Microsoft Graphics Component Memory Corruption (MS14-007)

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