Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Win32k Elevation Of Privilege (CVE-2018-8562)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-1601
Date Published: 27 Aug 2020
Severity: High
Last Updated: 27 Aug 2020
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-8562
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft windows 10
Microsoft windows 10 1607
Microsoft windows 10 1703
Microsoft windows 10 1709
Microsoft windows 10 1803
Microsoft windows 10 1809
Microsoft windows 7 sp1
Microsoft windows 8.1
Microsoft windows rt 8.1
Microsoft windows server 2008 sp2
Vulnerability Description An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Microsoft windows 10 . 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 Windows Win32k Elevation Of Privilege (CVE-2018-8562) 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 Win32k Elevation Of Privilege (CVE-2018-8562)

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