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Check Point Advisories

Suspicious Metadata Mail Phishing Containing Attachment

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0802
Date Published: 15 Sep 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 30 Jan 2018
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Mail attachment containing a malicious downloader was observed as part of ransomware campaigns. A remote attacker could send spam e-mails including those downloaders and convince users to manually enable them. This would allow the malicious code to run and infect the target system.

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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Suspicious Metadata Mail Phishing Containing Attachment protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Phishing Enforcement Protection.
Attack Information:  Suspicious Metadata Mail Phishing Containing Attachment

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