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Blackhole Exploit Kit Adobe Flash Player

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-329
Date Published: 20 Aug 2012
Severity: Low
Last Updated: 9 Jun 2016
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability is due to insufficient boundary checking in Adobe Flash Player while handling specially crafted .swf files. A remote attacker can use the Blackhole Exploit Kit to detect this vulnerability and send specially crafted .swf files to the victim. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target 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

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Blackhole Exploit Kit Adobe Flash Player 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:  Blackhole Exploit Kit Adobe Flash Player

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