Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Edge PDF Remote Code Execution (MS16-096: CVE-2016-3319; CVE-2017-0291)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0667
Date Published: 9 Aug 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 20 Aug 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-096
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-3319
CVE-2017-0291
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Edge
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Edge. The vulnerability is due to the way Edge improperly accesses objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target victim to open a specially crafted PDF file.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS16-096

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 Edge PDF Remote Code Execution (MS16-096: CVE-2016-3319) 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Edge PDF Remote Code Execution (MS16-096: CVE-2016-3319)

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