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Check Point Advisories

Suspected Ransomware Dropzone

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0138
Date Published: 20 Feb 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 25 Oct 2017
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote attacker could send spam e-mails including a downloader and manipulate users to manually enable them. This would allow the malicious code to run and infect the target system. This behavior has been used, among others, by ransomwares such as BadRabbit.

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 Suspected Ransomware Dropzone 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:  Phishing Enforcement Protection.
Attack Information:  Suspected Ransomware Dropzone

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