Check Point Advisories

WebRTC Use After Free Code Execution (CVE-2018-16071)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-1024
Date Published: 10 Oct 2018
Severity: High
Last Updated: 23 Oct 2018
Source: Project zero
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-16071
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? WebRTC
Vulnerability Description A use-after-free vulnerability exists in WebRTC. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands 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 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the WebRTC Use After Free Code Execution (CVE-2018-16071) 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:  WebRTC Use After Free Code Execution (CVE-2018-16071)

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