Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows System CallBack Privilege Escalation (CVE-2015-1701)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2015-0500
Date Published: 21 Apr 2015
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 13 Apr 2017
Industry Reference:CVE-2015-1701
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Windows OS
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the affected system.

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 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows System CallBack Privilege Escalation (CVE-2015-1701) 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows System CallBack Privilege Escalation (CVE-2015-1701)

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