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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Uniscribe Remote Code Execution (MS17-011: CVE-2017-0088)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0188
Date Published: 14 Mar 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-011
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0088
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows 7
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability is due to the way Windows Uniscribe handles objects in the memory. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user to open a specially crafted file.
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 R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows Uniscribe Remote Code Execution (MS17-011: CVE-2017-0088) 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 Remote Code Execution (MS17-011: CVE-2017-0088)