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Poster Software PUBLISH-iT PUI File Processing Buffer Overflow (CVE-2014-0980)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1128
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2014-0980
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75 and above
Who is Vulnerable?
Poster Software PUBLISH-iT v3.6d
Vulnerability Description
A stack buffer overflow vulnerability exists in Poster Software PUBLISH-iT. The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation on the length of entry names in a "styl" record when processing PUI files. A remote unauthenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a malicious PUI file. Successful exploitation could result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the currently logged in user.

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 R70 / R71 / R75 and above

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Poster Software PUBLISH-iT PUI File Processing 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Poster Software PUBLISH-iT PUI File Processing Buffer Overflow