Check Point Advisories

Google Android Privilege Escalation (CVE-2017-13156)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-1726
Date Published: 4 Dec 2023
Severity: High
Last Updated: Monday 04 December, 2023
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-13156
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Google Android 5.1.1
Google Android 6.0
Google Android 6.0.1
Google Android (Nougat) 7.0
Google Android 7.1.1
Google Android 7.1.2
Google Android 8.0
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Google Android. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to 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 R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Google Android Privilege Escalation (CVE-2017-13156) 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Google Android Privilege Escalation (CVE-2017-13156)

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