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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Uniscribe Information Disclosure (MS17-011: CVE-2017-0121)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0185
Date Published: 14 Mar 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-011
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0121
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, 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 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1.
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1.
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1.
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1 .
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems.
Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems.
Windows Server 2012.
Windows Server 2012 R2.
Windows RT 8.1.
Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems.
Windows 10 for x64-based Systems.
Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems.
Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems.
Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems.
Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems.
Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems.
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 An information disclosure vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability is due to the way Windows Graphics Device Interface handles objects in memory. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user to open a specially crafted website.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS17-011

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 Uniscribe Information Disclosure (MS17-011: CVE-2017-0121) 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 Uniscribe Information Disclosure (MS17-011: CVE-2017-0121)