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Check Point Advisories

Viscom Software Image Viewer ActiveX Buffer Overflow

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-104
Date Published: 19 Mar 2012
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 27 Dec 2016
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Viscom Software Image Viewer. The vulnerability is due to a boundary error when handling a certain function call with an overly long parameter. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing an affected user to open a specially crafted HTML page. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the security context of the logged-on user.

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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Viscom Software Image Viewer ActiveX Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Viscom Software Image Viewer ActiveX buffer overflow

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