Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Remote Desktop Client Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-0788)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-1133
Date Published: 10 Sep 2019
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 10 Sep 2019
Source: Microsoft CVE-2019-0788
Industry Reference:CVE-2019-0788
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems
Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1709 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1803 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1803 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1709 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1903 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1903 for ARM64-based Systems
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution 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 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-0788) 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 Remote Desktop Client Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-0788)

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