Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Data Access ADODB.Connection Object Memory Corruption (MS07-009; CVE-2006-5559)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2007-032
Date Published: 14 Feb 2007
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 6 Oct 2013
Industry Reference:CVE-2006-5559
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description ADODB.Connection ActiveX control is provided as part of the ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) and distributed in the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC). Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) is a set of component object model for accessing data sources.Microsoft Internet Explorer is vulnerable to remote code execution. The vulnerability is due to a memory corruption error in the ADODB.Connection ActiveX Control. The flaw occurs when processing specially crafted arguments. To trigger the vulnerability, an attacker can create a malicious Web page that initiates the ActiveX control with a specially crafted argument. Successful exploitation could create a denial of service condition (causing Microsoft Internet Explorer to crash) and could result in remote code execution on the target system once the malicious page is loaded.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the vulnerable ActiveX Control application.

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 / R75 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Data Access ADODB.Connection Object Memory Corruption (MS07-009) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Data Access ADODB.Connection object memory corruption (MS07-009)

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