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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows PDF Library Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-8728)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0732
Date Published: 12 Sep 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 12 Sep 2017
Source: Microsoft CVE-2017-8728
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-8728
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems
Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT 8.1
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
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 Server 2016
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 Windows PDF Library. The vulnerability is due to the way Microsoft Windows PDF Library handles objects in memory. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in a way that enables an attacker to 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 R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows PDF Library Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-8728) 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 PDF Library Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-8728)