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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Win32k Elevation of Privilege (CVE-2017-0246)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0343
Date Published: 9 May 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 9 May 2017
Source: Microsoft CVE-2017-0246
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0246
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? 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 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems
Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT 8.1
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Server 2016
Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2016 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems 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 x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Vulnerability Description An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability is caused when the Windows kernel-mode fails to properly handle objects in memory. Successful exploitation would lead to write access violation.

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 Win32k Elevation of Privilege (CVE-2017-0246) 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 Win32k Elevation of Privilege (CVE-2017-0246)