Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows GDI+ Information Disclosure (MS17-013: CVE-2017-0073)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0192
Date Published: 14 Mar 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 16 Mar 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-013
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0073
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
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
Server Core installation option
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Word Viewer
Skype for Business 2016
Microsoft Lync 2013
Microsoft Lync 2010
Microsoft Live Meeting 2007 Console
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 can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user 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 R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows GDI+ Information Disclosure (MS17-013: CVE-2017-0073) 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 GDI+ Information Disclosure (MS17-013: CVE-2017-0073)

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