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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Edge Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-0266)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0361
Date Published: 9 May 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 9 May 2017
Source: Microsoft CVE-2017-0266
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0266
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Edge. The vulnerability is due to the way affected Microsoft scripting engines render when handling objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability and execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

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 Edge Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-0266) 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 Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-0266)