Check Point Advisories

Sun Java Web Start dnsResolve ActiveX Buffer Overflow (CVE-2007-5019)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2007-127
Date Published: 5 Nov 2007
Severity: High
Last Updated: 10 Sep 2015
Industry Reference:CVE-2007-5019
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Java Technology is a programming platform used for web applications in numerous forms. Java provides a system for developing and deploying cross-platform applications. The vulnerability is due to a boundary error in the Sun Java Web Start ActiveX control that fails to properly handle user supplied data. To trigger this issue, an attacker may create a malicious web page that will exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the vulnerable ActiveX Control.

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 Sun Java Web Start dnsResolve ActiveX Buffer Overflow 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation .
Attack Information:  Sun Java Web Start dnsResolve ActiveX buffer overflow. For users of VPN-1 NG with Application Intelligence R55, SmartView Tracker will log rule 99937.

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