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JavaScript Payload Encoding


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0237
Date Published:
Source: IPS Research Team
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Security software
Vulnerability Description
Certain JavaScript obfuscation schemes can be used to circumvent security software. These methods could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on a target machine.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to circumvent IPS using JavaScript obfuscation schemes.

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 JavaScript Payload Encoding 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: Content Protection Violation
Attack Information: JavaScript Payload Encoding