Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Protocol Denial of Service (MS15-030; CVE-2015-0079)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2015-0237
Date Published: 10 Mar 2015
Severity: High
Last Updated: 21 May 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-030
Industry Reference:CVE-2015-0079
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Server Core installation
Vulnerability Description A denial of service vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). The vulnerability is caused when RDP does not properly handle objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by exhausting the system memory by creating multiple RDP sessions.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS15-030

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

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Protocol Denial of Service (MS15-030) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  RDP Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Protocol Denial of Service (MS15-030)

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