Check Point Advisories

Samsung SmartViewer CNC_Ctrl ActiveX Control Out of Bounds Indexing (CVE-2015-8040)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2015-1309
Date Published: 17 Nov 2015
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2020
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2015-8040
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Samsung SmartViewer prior to 4.4.3
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Samsung SmartViewer. The vulnerability is due to improper validation of the index parameter provided to the rtsp_getdlsendtime method of the CNC_Ctrl ActiveX Control. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user to visit a malicious web page. Successful exploitation would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target in the security context of the currently logged on user.

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, 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 Samsung SmartViewer CNC_Ctrl ActiveX Control Out of Bounds Indexing 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:  Samsung SmartViewer CNC_Ctrl ActiveX Control Out of Bounds Indexing

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