Check Point Advisories

IcoFX Stack Buffer Overflow (CVE-2013-4988)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1521
Date Published: 18 May 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: 8 May 2014
Source: CVE-2013-4988
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R76
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? IcoFX 2.5 and earlier
    Vulnerability Description A stack buffer overflow has been reported in IcoFX. The vulnerability is due to an error while parsing specially crafted .ico files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a user to open a malicious .ico file.

    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, 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 IcoFX Stack Buffer Overflow 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:  Media Player Enforcement Violation.
    Attack Information:  IcoFX Stack Buffer Overflow

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