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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Scripting Engine Memory Corruption (CVE-2018-8552)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-1059
Date Published: 13 Nov 2018
Severity: High
Last Updated: 5 Mar 2019
Source: Microsoft CVE-2018-8552
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-8552
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A memory corruption vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows. 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 Scripting Engine Memory Corruption (CVE-2018-8552) 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 Scripting Engine Memory Corruption (CVE-2018-8552)

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