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Microsoft Windows LNK Remote Code Execution (CVE-2020-0729)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-0226
Date Published: 8 Apr 2020
Severity: High
Last Updated: 8 Apr 2020
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-0729
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Windows 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows Server 2019
Microsoft Windows version 1909 (Server Core installation)
Microsoft Windows Server version 1803 (Server Core Installation)
Microsoft Windows Server version 1903 (Server Core installation)
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows LNK. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in execution of 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 LNK Remote Code Execution (CVE-2020-0729) 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 LNK Remote Code Execution (CVE-2020-0729)

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