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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Graphics Component Remote Code Execution (MS16-097: CVE-2016-3304)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0666
Date Published: 9 Aug 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 17 May 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-097
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-3304
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Word Viewer
Skype for Business 2016
Skype for Business Basic 2016
Microsoft Lync 2013 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Lync 2010
Microsoft Live Meeting 2007 Console
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Graphics Component. The vulnerability is due to the way Microsoft Windows improperly handles specially crafted EMF files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted EMF files.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS16-097

Protection Overview

This protection detects 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 Graphics Component Remote Code Execution (MS16-097: CVE-2016-3304) 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 Graphics Component Remote Code Execution (MS16-097: CVE-2016-3304)