Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Graphics Remote Code Execution (MS16-146: CVE-2016-7272)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-1067
Date Published: 13 Dec 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 26 Nov 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-146
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-7272
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 10
Windows Server 2016
Server Core installation option
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows Graphics. The vulnerability is due to the improper handling of objects in the memory. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user to open a specially crafted web page.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS16-146

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 Remote Code Execution (MS16-146: CVE-2016-7272) 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 Remote Code Execution (MS16-146: CVE-2016-7272)

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