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Microsoft IIS Request Header Buffer Overflow (MS10-065; CVE-2010-2730) - ver 2


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-3648
Date Published:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-065
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2010-2730
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.5
Vulnerability Description
A code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS).
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS10-065
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to a heap buffer overflow error when processing unexpected number of headers in an HTTP request. A remote unauthenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a maliciously crafted HTTP request to a target server. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to inject and execute arbitrary code on the target system with the security privileges of the IIS Worker process.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft IIS Request Header Buffer Overflow (MS10-065) - ver 2 protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Web Server Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft IIS Request Header Buffer Overflow (MS10-065) - ver 2