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Conficker Shellcode Remote Code Execution


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1512
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: IPS Research team
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R77
  • R76
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?

Microsoft Windows Operating System
Vulnerability Description
Conficker is a computer worm that targets Windows users. Once resident, the worm has several mechanisms for pushing or pulling executable payloads over the network. These payloads are used by the worm to update to newer variants and to install additional malware.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the propagation of the Conficker worm.

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, 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 R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Conficker Shellcode Remote Code Execution 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:  Windows SMB Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Conficker Shellcode Remote Code Execution