Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Win32k Elevation of Privilege (MS16-151: CVE-2016-7259)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-1079
Date Published: 13 Dec 2016
Severity: High
Last Updated: 13 Apr 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-151
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-7259
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 10
Server Core installation option
Vulnerability Description An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability is caused when the Windows kernel-mode fails to properly handle objects in memory. Successful exploitation would lead to write access violation.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS16-151

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 Win32k Elevation of Privilege (MS16-151: CVE-2016-7259) 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 Win32k Elevation of Privilege (MS16-151: CVE-2016-7259)

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