Check Point Advisories

CA Internet Security Suite XMLSecDB ActiveX Insecure File Creation (CVE-2011-1036)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2011-237
Date Published: 16 May 2011
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 17 Feb 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2011-1036
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description CA Internet Security Suite is a comprehensive home and office security system that protects against viruses, hackers, spam, and other online threats.An insecure file creation vulnerability exists in CA Internet Security Suite. The vulnerability is due to a design weakness in the XMLSecDB.DIParser ActiveX control that allows for creation of files with partially controlled content to be placed in arbitrary locations on the target host. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by convincing a victim to open a malicious HTML document. Successful exploitation could possibly allow attackers to execute arbitrary code within the context of the current user.

Protection Overview

This protection detects and blocks the vulnerable ActiveX control.

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 CA Internet Security Suite XMLSecDB ActiveX Insecure File Creation 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:  CA Internet Security Suite XMLSecDB ActiveX insecure file creation

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