Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Plug and Play Service Buffer Overflow (MS05-039; CVE-2005-1983)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2005-120
Date Published: 16 Aug 2005
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 27 Sep 2015
Industry Reference:CVE-2005-1983
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Plug and Play (PnP) allows the operating system to detect new hardware (e.g mouse, a digital camera) when you install it on a system. A vulnerability was detected in the Plug and Play (PnP) service for several Microsoft Windows operating systems that can allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PnP crafted packet.

Protection Overview

This protection will block the Plug and Play (PnP) interface over the MS-RPC Common Internet File Sharing (CIFS) protocol. The detect mode makes it possible to track unauthorized access attempts without blocking them.Please note that when the detect mode is enabled with Microsoft Networks > File and Print Sharing protection, the MS-RPC over CIFS protection is also activated in detect mode.

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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows Plug and Play Service Buffer Overflow (MS05-039) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  MS-RPC over CIFS Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows Plug and Play service buffer overflow (MS05-039)

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