Check Point Advisories

Cobalt Strike Stager Remote Code Execution

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-1058
Date Published: 7 Dec 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 21 Dec 2017
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Any operating system
Vulnerability Description Certain evasion tools obfuscate scripts in order to circumvent inspection by security software. An attacker could use such evasion methods in order to execute arbitrary code on the target, using it to download and execute a malicious payload.

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 Cobalt Strike Stager Remote Code Execution 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:  Cobalt Strike Stager Remote Code Execution

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