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Check Point Advisories

Firefox SVG Animation Remote Code Execution (CVE-2016-9079; CVE-2017-5375)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-1063
Date Published: 1 Dec 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 3 Oct 2017
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-9079
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Firefox 49
Firefox 50.0.2
Firefox ESR 45.5.1
Thunderbird 45.5.1
Vulnerability Description A Use-After-Free vulnerability exists in SVG Animation. An exploit based on this vulnerability is targeting Firefox and Tor Browser users on Windows. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the user to access a malicious website.

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 Firefox SVG Animation Remote Code Execution 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Firefox SVG Animation Remote Code Execution