Check Point Advisories

Conficker Shellcode Remote Code Execution

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1512
Date Published: 13 May 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 4 May 2014
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R76
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable?
    Microsoft Windows Operating System
    Vulnerability Description Conficker is a computer worm that targets Windows users. Once resident, the worm has several mechanisms for pushing or pulling executable payloads over the network. These payloads are used by the worm to update to newer variants and to install additional malware.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block the propagation of the Conficker worm.

    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, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

    Security Gateway R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Conficker Shellcode Remote Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
    2. Install policy on all modules.

    SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

    Attack Name:  Windows SMB Protection Violation.
    Attack Information:  Conficker Shellcode Remote Code Execution

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