Check Point Advisories

Microsoft WINS Local Privilege Escalation (MS08-034; CVE-2008-1451)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-077
Date Published: 10 Jun 2008
Severity: High
Last Updated: Sunday 07 February, 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-1451
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) was designed specifically to support NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT), and is required for any environment in which users access resources that have NetBIOS names. A remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft WINS. The vulnerability is due to an error in WINS that fails to correctly validate the origin of specifically crafted network packets. An attacker can trigger this issue by sending a specially crafted network packet to an affected WINS server. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block of malformed WINS notifications.

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 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft WINS Local Privilege Escalation (MS08-034) 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:  Windows SMB Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft WINS local privilege escalation (MS08-034)

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