Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows DLL Loading Remote Code Execution (MS16-007: CVE-2016-0018)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0011
Date Published: 12 Jan 2016
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 5 Jul 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-007
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-0018
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows 7
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 10
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability is due to the way Windows improperly validates input before loading libraries. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted file.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS16-007

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, 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 DLL Loading Remote Code Execution (MS16-007: CVE-2016-0018) 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:  Windows SMB Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows DLL Loading Remote Code Execution (MS16-007: CVE-2016-0018)

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