Check Point Advisories

Egg Hunting Staged Shellcode Remote Code Execution

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-3513
Date Published: 3 Nov 2013
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 26 Feb 2018
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Egg Hunting is a staged shellcode technique. A remote attacker can use Egg Hunting to cause a stack-based overflow on the target. Successful implementation will allow attackers to execute shellcode on a remote machine.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to implement the Egg Hunting technique.

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 Egg Hunting Staged Shellcode Remote Code Execution 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Egg Hunting Staged Shellcode Remote Code Execution

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