Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows CONTACT Files Remote Code Execution

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-0090
Date Published: 3 Feb 2019
Severity: High
Last Updated: 3 Feb 2019
Source:
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability is due to improper processing of Contact files. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution.

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 Windows CONTACT Files Remote Code Execution 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 Windows CONTACT Files Remote Code Execution

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