Check Point Advisories

PDF Containing Encrypted Data

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1728
Date Published: 21 Jul 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 21 Jul 2014
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R76
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable?
    Vulnerability Description PDF files may include encrypted data. A remote attacker may use such encrypted data inside PDF files to hide attacks against various PDF vulnerabilities, in order to evade IPS inspection.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block PDF files containing encrypted data.

    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 PDF Containing Encrypted Data 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:  Adobe Products Violation.
    Attack Information:  PDF Containing Encrypted Data

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