Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows SNMP Service GetBulk Memory Corruption (MS06-074; CVE-2006-5583)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2007-020
Date Published: 2 Jan 2007
Severity: High
Last Updated: 12 Feb 2014
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-074
Industry Reference:CVE-2006-5583
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows SNMP Service.The service fails to properly handle malformed 'GetBulkRequest' SNMP messages.An attacker could exploit this vulnerability via a specially crafted SNMP message.Successful exploitation may allow an attacker to create a denial of service condition or execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the malformed SNMP GetBulk Requests. The detect mode makes it possible to track unauthorized traffic without blocking it.

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 R70 / R71

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows SNMP Service GetBulk Memory Corruption (MS06-074) 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:Users will identify the attack by the following SmartView Tracker log entries: .

Attack Name:  SNMP Protection Violation .
Attack Information: . Microsoft Windows SNMP service GetBulk memory corruption (MS06-074). Invalid SNMP OID. Users of VPN-1 NG with Application Intelligence R55 will identify rules 99166, 99167 appearing on the SmartView Tracker.

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