|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2008-393|
|Date Published:||19 Jul 2010|
|Last Updated:||25 Dec 2016|
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|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||Adobe Flash Player is a multimedia and application player. Flash Player runs the Shockware Flash (SWF) files, which contains multimedia content including vector and raster graphics, video, audio, and scripts. Flash Player is made available as a plug-in for a wide range of web browser applications.There exists a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the way Adobe Flash Player processes SWF files. The vulnerability is due to lack of input validation while parsing the parameter of navigateToURL function. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user to open malicious web page embedding SWF files, potentially executing arbitrary HTML code within the context of a trusted web site.An attack targeting this vulnerability can result in the injection and execution of script code, within the context of a trusted web site. If code execution is successful, the behavior of the target will depend on the intention of the attacker.|
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
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.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Adobe Flash Protection Violation.
Attack Information: Adobe Flash Player ActiveX Control navigateToURL cross-site scripting