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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Edge Memory Corruption (CVE-2017-0221)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0344
Date Published: 9 May 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 9 May 2017
Source: Microsoft CVE-2017-0221
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0221
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Edge. The vulnerability is due to a memory corruption when handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a user to open a specially crafted web-page with an affected version of Microsoft Edge allowing arbitrary code execution.

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 Edge Memory Corruption (CVE-2017-0221) 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 Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Edge Memory Corruption (CVE-2017-0221)