Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Host Compute Service Shim Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-8115)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-1595
Date Published: 25 Aug 2020
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 25 Aug 2020
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-8115
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft windows host compute service shim x under 0.6.10
Vulnerability Description A vulnerability exists in Microsoft windows host compute service shim x under 0.6.10. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to damage users 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 Host Compute Service Shim Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-8115) 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 Host Compute Service Shim Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-8115)

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