Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows DHCP Server Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-0725)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-1538
Date Published: 12 Jan 2020
Severity: High
Last Updated: 12 Jan 2020
Industry Reference:CVE-2019-0725
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows Server 2019
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft DHCP server. The vulnerability is due to improper processing of DHCP response messages, causing memory corruption. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending maliciously crafted DHCP responses to a vulnerable target.

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 DHCP Server Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-0725) 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 DHCP Server Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-0725)

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