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Microsoft Windows WebDav Mini-Redirector Heap Buffer Overflow (MS08-007; CVE-2008-0080)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-021
Date Published: 12 Feb 2008
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Wednesday 01 May, 2013
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-0080
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is a set of extensions for HTTP that allows allow clients to publish, lock, and manage resources on the Web. The vulnerability is due to an error in the Microsoft Windows WebDAV Mini-Redirector that fails to properly handle malformed WebDAV responses. To trigger this issue, an attacker may specially craft a malicious WebDAV response and send it to a target system. Successful exploitation may allow the attacker to take complete control of the vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block WebDAV responses attempting to exploit this vulnerability.

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 Windows WebDav Mini-Redirector Heap Buffer Overflow (MS08-007) 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 Windows WebDav Mini-Redirector heap buffer overflow (MS08-007)

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