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Microsoft Windows Internal Server Vulnerabilities
(MS09-064, CVE-2009-2523, MS09-066, CVE-2009-1928)

A large percentage of security breaches involve internal attacks from employees. Recently, two new, important vulnerabilities were uncovered in commonly-used Microsoft servers, making them vulnerable to such an attack. Check Point provides protection against attacks that use these vulnerabilities through its integrated IPS products, IPS Software Blade and SmartDefense. More information.

Free SmartDefense 30 Day TrialOracle Database Server Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the Oracle Database server. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. Check Point, through its worldwide threat response team, provides immediate protection against exploits using this vulnerability through its integrated IPS offerings, IPS Software Blade and  SmartDefense. More information.


Foxy is a popular peer-to-peer file sharing application, widely used in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan. Not only does it slow network traffic and lower employee productivity, it also can present a serious security risk. The Check Point IPS Software Blade has a variety of application controls that can be used to block applications that may violate company policy, such as this one. More information.
November 10, 2009

  • Microsoft Windows Internal Server Vulnerabilities
  • Oracle Database Server Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • Foxy
  • Excluding Irrelevant Protection Categories
  • Including Patch Tuesday
Best Practice: Excluding Irrelevant Protection Categories
Activating protections for resources you don’t have can decrease your performance and increase false positives. With Check Point IPS Software Blade, you can avoid these issues by centrally turning off protection categories which are not relevant to your organization. For example, if you don't have Citrix server in your organization you can turn off all current and future Citrix protections.

To exclude protection categories from the IPS Policy:
  1. In Profile Properties > IPS Policy, select Do not activate protections in the following categories and click Configure.
Best Practice: Excluding Irrelevant Protection Categories
The Non-Auto Activation window opens.
  1. Click Add. The Select Category window opens.
  2. Select the categories in the tree that you do not want to be activated.
    For example, if you selected to automatically activate Server Protections, and then add Syslog to the categories in the Non-Auto Activation window, the Syslog protections (such as Apply Malicious Code Protector) will not be automatically activated in this profile.
» Highlighted Protections

This table lists Check Point protections for recently disclosed threats. In some cases, Check Point protections against such threats or threat types have been available for some time, and the date listed is the date when the protection became available.

Severity Vulnerability Description Check Point Protection
Industry Reference Check Point Reference
CriticalCritical Microsoft License Logging Server RPC Call Heap Overflow  10-Nov-09 MS09-064
CriticalCritical Microsoft Web Services on Devices API Memory Corruption  10-Nov-09 MS09-051
CriticalCritical Oracle Database Server Network Authentication AUTH_SESSKEY Buffer Overflow  02-Nov-08 Oracle Advisory
CriticalCritical Novell eDirectory dhost Buffer Overflow 06-Nov-09 N/A CPAI-2009-241
CriticalCritical NNovell NetWare NFS Portmapper RPC Module Stack Overflow 06-Nov-09 N/A CPAI-2009-243
CriticalCritical Adobe Reader and Acrobat Mozilla plug-in Remote Code Execution  14-Nov-06 APSB09-15
CriticalCritical Adobe Reader U3D File Invalid Array Index Remote Code Execution  14-Oct-06 APSB09-15
CriticalCritical Adobe BMP Image Improper Dimensions  14-Oct-09 APSB09-15
CriticalHigh Microsoft Active Directory LSASS Recursive Stack Overflow 10-Nov-09 MS09-066
CriticalHigh Microsoft Office Word Legacy File Remote Code Execution  10-Nov-09 MS09-068
CriticalHigh Microsoft Office Excel Index Parsing Pointer Corruption 10-Nov-09 MS09-067
CriticalHigh Microsoft Office Excel SXDB Record Cache Memory Corruption  10-Nov-09 MS09-067
CriticalHigh Microsoft Excel Document Malformed BIFF Record Heap Overflow  10-Nov-09 MS09-067
CriticalHigh Adobe Reader JPEG2000 Quantization Component Buffer Overflow  14-Oct-06 APSB09-15
CriticalHigh Adobe Reader DOC.Export Methods Arbitrary File Creation  14-Oct-06 APSB09-15
CriticalHigh HP LoadRunner XUpload.ocx ActiveX Control Arbitrary File Download 16-Oct-09 N/A CPAI-2009-239
CriticalHigh Application Control: Blocking Foxy 02-Nov-09 CVE-2008-6742 SBP-2009-20

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