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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Type Confusion Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-0290)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0396
Date Published: 9 May 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 9 May 2017
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0290
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows
Vulnerability Description A type confusion vulnerability exists in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine. The vulnerability is due to an error when handling objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability and execute arbitrary code.

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 Malware Protection Engine Type Confusion Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-0290) 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 Malware Protection Engine Type Confusion Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-0290)