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Check Point Advisories

JavaScript Payload Encoding

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0237
Date Published: 14 Jan 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

Who is Vulnerable? Security software
Vulnerability Description Certain JavaScript obfuscation schemes can be used to circumvent security software. These methods could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on a target machine.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to circumvent IPS using JavaScript obfuscation schemes.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the JavaScript Payload Encoding 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: Content Protection Violation
Attack Information: JavaScript Payload Encoding