Check Point Advisories

Suspicious Adobe Director Files

Check Point Reference: SBP-2010-21
Date Published: 27 May 2010
Severity: N/A
Last Updated: 29 Aug 2017
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Adobe Shockwave is a multimedia player that allows Adobe Director applications to be published on the Internet and viewed in a web browser by anyone who has the Shockwave plug-in installed.Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Shockwave Player. The vulnerabilities are due to memory corruption, integer overflow, buffer overflow, and boundary errors in Adobe Shockwave Player that fails to properly handle Directory files. A remote attacker could trigger these flaws by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted Directory file. Successful exploitation of this issue may corrupt system memory, allowing execution of malicious code on the affected 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 detects and blocks the transferring of suspicious Adobe Director files 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 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Suspicious Adobe Director Files 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Suspicious Adobe Director Files

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