CVE-2020-0601 Windows CryptoAPI - Does Traps protect against until patched?

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CVE-2020-0601 Windows CryptoAPI - Does Traps protect against until patched?

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Does anyone know if Traps protects clients against vulnerabilities in CVE-2020-0601 until we get a chance to test and roll out the MS patch? Since MS has been notorious for releasing horrible patches, we're going to be a bit more careful in testing this one, but hope that Traps' Zero-Day protection will cover us until we get it rolled to our clients.


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


Directly, no it doesn't. Once the system is patched Microsoft has included a function to see if an exploit attempt is being made, but you need the patch to get that log entry. 

The good news is that, so far, all of the PoC is relying on other exploits to gain access to the system system to drop everything, which Traps should detect and defend against. 

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


Hopefully everyone has fully patched their environments by now, but if for some reason you can't yet PAN actually updated Traps to include CVE-2020-0601 exploitation detection with the release of Traps agent 6.1.4-h1. 


"For Traps agents running on unpatched Windows 10 endpoints, this version includes a hotfix to address vulnerability CVE-2020-0601. When there is an attempt to exploit CVE-2020-0601 on an unpatched Windows 10 endpoint, the Behavioral Threat Protection (BTP) module will detect and terminate the malicious executable.
This capability is available in Traps management service and requires build and content update 93. If you are using Cortex XDR, Palo Alto Networks plan to have a similar fix in the next maintenance release for the Cortex XDR 7.0 agent."
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