Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Codecs Library Information Disclosure (CVE-2018-8506)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-1202
Date Published: 27 Oct 2019
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 31 Oct 2019
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-8506
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows 10
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server version 1709 (Server Core Installation)
Windows Server version 1803 (Server Core Installation)
Vulnerability Description An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Windows Codecs Library. The vulnerability is due to improper handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a specially crafted image file. Successful exploitation could result in the disclosure of information which could be used to further compromise 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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library Information Disclosure 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 Codecs Library Information Disclosure

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