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Microsoft Color Management System Path Name Buffer Overflow (MS08-046; CVE-2008-2245)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-121
Date Published: 30 Jul 2008
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Monday 30 July, 2012
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-2245
Protection Provided by:

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

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Image Color Management (ICM) is a color management system that parses and uses data in International Color Consortium (ICC) profiles to perform color translation operations. A remote code execution vulnerability was reported in the Microsoft Color Management System. The vulnerability is due to a flaw in the System when processing malformed image files. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted image file. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow the attacker to take complete control of the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed image files over HTTP.

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 Color Management System Path Name Buffer Overflow (MS08-046) 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Color Management System path name buffer overflow (MS08-046)

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