Check Point Advisories

Windows Known Malicious Executable File Payload

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-1114
Date Published: 28 Nov 2018
Severity: High
Last Updated: 4 Dec 2018
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Certain known malware campaigns utilize malicious executable files. A remote attacker could convince users to manually run it. This would allow the malicious code to run and infect the target 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 Windows Known Malicious Executable File Payload 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Windows Known Malicious Executable File Payload

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