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Microsoft Windows Search Information Disclosure (CVE-2017-8544)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0778
Date Published: 19 Sep 2017
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 16 Oct 2017
Source: Microsoft
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-8544
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 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Vulnerability Description An information disclosure exists in the Search component of Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability is due to how Windows Search handles objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending specially crafted SMB messages to the Windows Search service.

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 Search Information Disclosure 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:  Windows SMB Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows Search Information Disclosure

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