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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows GDI Elevation of Privilege (MS17-013: CVE-2017-0047)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0085
Date Published: 14 Mar 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-013
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0047
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
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
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
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems
Vulnerability Description Elevation of privilege vulnerabilities exists in Windows Graphics Device Interface. The vulnerability is due to the way Windows Graphics Device Interface handles objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted file.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS17-013

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 GDI Elevation of Privilege (MS17-013: CVE-2017-0047) 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows GDI Elevation of Privilege (MS17-013: CVE-2017-0047)