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Microsoft Windows VBScript Engine Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-8373)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-0848
Date Published: 21 Aug 2018
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 29 Aug 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-8373
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 11
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is due to an improper handling of objects in memory. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected 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 Microsoft Windows VBScript Engine Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-8373) 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 VBScript Engine Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-8373)

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