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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Kernel Information Disclosure (CVE-2017-0175)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0371
Date Published: 9 May 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 9 May 2017
Source: Microsoft CVE-2017-0175
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0175
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, 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 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 information disclosure vulnerability exists within Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability is caused when Microsoft Windows kernel improperly handles objects in memory. Successfully exploiting this vulnerability can result in Elevation-of-Privilege.

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 Kernel Information Disclosure (CVE-2017-0175) 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 Kernel Information Disclosure (CVE-2017-0175)