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Vortex Media Group Light Alloy M3U File Handling Buffer Overflow (CVE-2013-6874)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1489
Date Published:
Severity:
Last Updated:
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2013-6874
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R77
  • R76
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Vortex Media Group Light Alloy 4.7.3
Vulnerability Description
A stack buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Light Alloy media player. The vulnerability is due to a lack of boundary check when handling M3U files. Successful exploitation could allow arbitrary code execution in the context of the target 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 R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Vortex Media Group Light Alloy M3U File Handling 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:  Vortex Media Group Light Alloy M3U File Handling Buffer Overflow