Check Point Advisories


Check Point Reference: SBP-2007-10
Date Published: 20 Oct 2007
Severity: N/A
Last Updated: 20 Oct 2007
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description QQ is a common Instant Messenger in east Asia. QQ Instant Messenger allows instant peer-to-peer file transfers, SMS sending and chatting with online friends. There are cases in which certain traffic, although not intended for malicious use, is very unsafe, since it may transfer shellcode which is undetectable by IPS.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block QQ attempts to connect to the internet. The detect mode makes it possible to track unauthorized access attempts without blocking them.

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 QQ 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:  QQ Instant Messenger .
Attack Information:  QQ Instant Messenger Blocked