Check Point Advisories

Microsoft DirectX Information Disclosure (CVE-2018-8563)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-1049
Date Published: 13 Nov 2018
Severity: High
Last Updated: 13 Nov 2018
Source: Microsoft CVE-2018-8563
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-8563
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems
Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT 8.1
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
Vulnerability Description An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.

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 Microsoft DirectX Information Disclosure (CVE-2018-8563) 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:  Microsoft DirectX Information Disclosure (CVE-2018-8563)

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