Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Edge Elevation of Privilege (CVE-2019-0938)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-0577
Date Published: 14 May 2019
Severity: High
Last Updated: 14 May 2019
Source: Microsoft CVE-2019-0938
Industry Reference:CVE-2019-0938
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1709 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1803 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1803 for ARM64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows Server 2019
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1709 for ARM64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1903 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1903 for ARM64-based Systems
Vulnerability Description An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Microsoft Edge. 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 Edge Elevation of Privilege (CVE-2019-0938) 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Edge Elevation of Privilege (CVE-2019-0938)

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