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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft IIS Server XSS Elevation of Privilege (MS17-016: CVE-2017-0055)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0209
Date Published: 14 Mar 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-016
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0055
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
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 Server 2008 R2
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
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 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
Vulnerability Description A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in Microsoft IIS, due to improper input validation. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing an affected user to open a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to spoof content, disclose information, or take any action that the user could take on the affected website on behalf of the targeted user.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS17-016

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 IIS Server XSS Elevation of Privilege (MS17-016: CVE-2017-0055) 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:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft IIS Server XSS Elevation of Privilege (MS17-016: CVE-2017-0055)