Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Edge Scripting Engine Memory Corruption (MS17-007: CVE-2017-0071; CVE-2017-8548)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0168
Date Published: 14 Mar 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 29 Aug 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-007
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0071
CVE-2017-8548
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Edge
Vulnerability Description A use after free vulnerability exists in Microsoft Edge. The vulnerability is due to the way JavaScript engine renders when handling objects in memory. A remote unauthenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user to open a specially crafted web page.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS17-007

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 Edge Scripting Engine Memory Corruption (MS17-007: CVE-2017-0071) 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 Edge Scripting Engine Memory Corruption (MS17-007: CVE-2017-0071)

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