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Check Point Advisories

Suspicious Crafted PDF File

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-1011
Date Published: 18 Sep 2016
Severity: High
Last Updated: 12 May 2019
Source:
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Adobe Reader, and possibly in additional PDF file readers. The vulnerability is due to the way a PDF file can be embedded inside another PDF file. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target victim to open a specially crafted PDF file, thereby activating this vulnerability.

Protection Overview

This protection detects 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 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Suspicious Crafted PDF File protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Adobe Products Violation.
Attack Information:  Suspicious Crafted PDF File

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