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Microsoft Windows XXE Information Disclosure (CVE-2017-8710)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0764
Date Published: 17 Sep 2017
Severity: Low
Last Updated: 15 Oct 2017
Source: Microsoft
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-8710
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Vulnerability Description An XML external entity (XXE) injection vulnerability exists in the Console component of Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability is due to a failure to properly handle external entity references in XML files. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user into opening a crafted XML file with the vulnerable application.

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 Microsoft Windows XXE Information Disclosure (CVE-2017-8710) 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:  Microsoft Windows XXE Information Disclosure (CVE-2017-8710)

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