Check Point Advisories

Malicious Embedded Flash Downloader

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-1087
Date Published: 6 Dec 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 1 Jan 2018
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Web Clients
Vulnerability Description Several Exploit Kits landing pages embed malicious Flash files. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to entice unsuspecting users to execute arbitrary files.

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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Malicious Embedded Flash Downloader 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:  Adobe Flash Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Malicious Embedded Flash Downloader

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