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IcoFX Stack Buffer Overflow (CVE-2013-4988)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1521
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2013-4988
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R77
  • R76
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
IcoFX 2.5 and earlier
Vulnerability Description
A stack buffer overflow has been reported in IcoFX. The vulnerability is due to an error while parsing specially crafted .ico files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a user to open a malicious .ico file.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block 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, 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 IcoFX Stack Buffer Overflow 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:  Media Player Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  IcoFX Stack Buffer Overflow