Check Point Advisories

Adobe Flash Player JPEG Dimensions Data Parsing Heap Overflow (APSB09-19; CVE-2009-3794)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2009-269
Date Published: 9 Dec 2009
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 6 May 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2009-3794
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description The Adobe Flash Player is a multimedia and application player that renders Shockwave Flash (SWF) files. A heap overflow vulnerability has been reported in the Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability is due to an error in the Adobe Flash Player that fails to sufficiently validate data when parsing malformed JPEG data. A remote attacker might exploit this issue by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted SWF file. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed SWF files embedding corrupted JPEG data 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

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Flash Player JPEG Dimensions Data Parsing Heap Overflow (APSB09-19) 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:  Adobe Products Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Flash Player JPEG dimensions data parsing heap overflow (APSB09-19)

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