Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Host Integration Server Remote Command Execution (MS08-059; CVE-2008-3466)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-149
Date Published: 9 Sep 2008
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 13 Sep 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-3466
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Host Integration Server (HIS) is a gateway application that provides host access and integration, extending Microsoft Windows to other systems by integrating mission-critical host applications, data sources, messaging, and security systems.A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the SNA Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service for Host Integration Server. The vulnerability is due to an error in the SNA RPC service that fails to properly authenticate specially crafted RPC requests. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by specially crafting a malicious RPC request and sending it to the target service. Successful exploitation could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block remote access to the vulnerable RPC interface.

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 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Host Integration Server Remote Command Execution (MS08-059) 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:  MS-RPC Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Host Integration Server remote command execution (MS08-059)