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Check Point Advisories

PDF Containing Embedded JavaScript Code (CVE-2009-0658; CVE-2011-2439; CVE-2011-2442)

Check Point Reference: SBP-2008-02
Date Published: 20 Feb 2008
Severity: N/A
Last Updated: Monday 16 December, 2013
Industry Reference:CVE-2009-0658
Protection Provided by:

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

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open file format created by Adobe Systems. It is used for representing two-dimensional documents in a device and resolution independent fixed-layout document format. A remote code execution vulnerabilities have been reported in Adobe Acrobat when handling PDF files that contain embedded JavaScript. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code on an affected system via a specially crafted PDF file. Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. 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 the transferring of PDF files that contain embedded JavaScript 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 PDF Containing Embedded JavaScript Code 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:  PDF Containing Embedded JavaScript Code

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