Double Executable File Extension Arbitrary File Execution
|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2013-3506|
|Source:||IPS Research Team|
|Protection Provided by:||
Who is Vulnerable?
Certain malicious executable files can be hidden using double extension filenames.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to entice unsuspecting users to execute arbitrary files.
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?
- In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Double Executable File Extension Arbitrary File Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
- Install policy on all modules.
How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Content Protection Violation
Attack Information: Double Executable File Extension Arbitrary File Execution