Check Point Advisories

Adobe Flash Player Malformed SWF Memory Corruption (APSA11-01; CVE-2011-0609)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-191
Date Published: 10 May 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 9 May 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2011-0609
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability is due to an error in the Adobe Flash Player when parsing SWF files embedded in Excel files. A remote attacker may exploit this issue by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted Excel file that contains a malicious SWF file embedded within it. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will crash the application and may allow execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.

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 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Flash Player Malformed SWF Memory Corruption (APSA11-01) 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:  Adobe Products Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Flash Player malformed SWF memory corruption (APSA11-01)

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