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Check Point Advisories

Suspicious Executable Containing Ransomware

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0565
Date Published: 13 Jul 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 10 Jan 2018
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A malicious executable file was observed as part of different ransomware campaigns. A remote attacker could convince users to manually run it. This would allow the malicious code to run and infect the target system.

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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Suspicious Executable Containing Ransomware protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Suspicious Executable Containing Ransomware

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