Check Point Advisories

Mozilla Firefox SVG Element Processing Memory Corruption (CVE-2009-2469)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2009-408
Date Published: 4 Mar 2010
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 25 Dec 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2009-2469
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Mozilla Firefox is a web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation. The browser is capable of interpreting and rendering many types of content published on the Internet, including various versions of HTML, XML, XUL, JavaScript, and various graphic formats, and so on. The browser runs on Windows, Macintosh, Unix and Linux based platforms.A memory corruption vulnerability exists in Mozilla Firefox. The flaw is due to an implemention error while handling SVG elements. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by persuading a target user to open a malicious webpage.In case of an attack where code injection and execution is successful, the behavior of the target will depend on the intented purpose of the injected code. Any code injected would run in the security privileges of the currently logged on user.In case of an attack where code injection is unsuccessful, Firefox may terminate abnormally.

Protection Overview

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.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Mozilla Firefox SVG Element Processing Memory Corruption protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Mozilla Firefox SVG element processing memory corruption

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