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Microsoft Windows Message Queuing Service Queue Name Handling (MS08-065) - ver 2 (CVE-2008-3479)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-152
Date Published: 14 Oct 2008
Severity: High
Last Updated: Thursday 11 August, 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-3479
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) is a component of Microsoft Windows designed to act as a message portal between a set of applications requiring message exchange functionality. MSMQ enables applications that are running at different times to communicate across heterogeneous networks and across systems that may be temporarily offline.A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows Message Queuing Service. The vulnerability is due to an error in the MSMQ service that fails to properly parse malformed RPC requests. A remote attacker could exploit this issue via a specially crafted RPC request sent to the vulnerable interface. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow remote code execution on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block malformed requests to the vulnerable service.

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

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows Message Queuing Service Queue Name Handling (MS08-065) - ver 2 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:  MS-RPC over CIFS Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows Message Queuing Service Queue Name Handling (MS08-065) - ver 2

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