Check Point Advisories

Sourcefire Snort rule20275eval Buffer Overflow

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-090
Date Published: 6 Feb 2013
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 8 May 2018
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in a pre-compiled Snort rule distributed by Sourcefire. The vulnerability is due to a stack buffer overflow in rule 3:20275.A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a malicious response packet containing a overly long message to the vulnerable application. Successful exploitation could result in arbitrary code execution on a 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 Sourcefire Snort rule20275eval 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:  Security Products Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Sourcefire Snort rule20275eval buffer overflow

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