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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows DLL Loading Remote Code Execution (MS17-012: CVE-2017-0039)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0084
Date Published: 14 Mar 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-012
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0039
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability is due to the way Windows improperly validates input before loading certain libraries. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted file.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS17-012

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 R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows DLL Loading Remote Code Execution (MS17-012: CVE-2017-0039) 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:  Windows SMB Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows DLL Loading Remote Code Execution (MS17-012: CVE-2017-0039)