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Microsoft Internet Explorer JPEG Rendering Buffer Overflow (MS05-038; CVE-2005-1988) - High Confidence

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-1675
Date Published: 22 Apr 2013
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2005-1988
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
Vulnerability Description A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in the Microsoft Internet Explorer JPEG image rendering component. The vulnerability is due to the improper validation of user specified data in JPEG image files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing the target user to open a malicious JPEG image file, which may terminate the browser, or execute arbitrary code with the security context of the currently logged in user.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: (MS05-038)

Protection Overview

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

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Internet Explorer JPEG Rendering Buffer Overflow (MS05-038) - High Confidence protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Content Protection Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Internet Explorer JPEG Rendering Buffer Overflow (MS05-038) - High Confidence

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