Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Installer Elevation of Privilege (MS16-149: CVE-2016-7292)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-1068
Date Published: 13 Dec 2016
Severity: High
Last Updated: 4 Jun 2019
Source: Microsoft MS16-149
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-7292
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 10
Windows Server 2016
Vulnerability Description An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the Windows Installer. The vulnerability is due to the Windows Installer failing to properly sanitize input leading to an insecure library loading behavior. A attacker could run arbitrary code with elevated system privileges.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS16-149

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 Microsoft Windows Installer Elevation of Privilege (MS16-149: CVE-2016-7292) 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows Installer Elevation of Privilege (MS16-149: CVE-2016-7292)

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