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Check Point Advisories

Flash File Malicious Code Execution

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0109
Date Published: 8 Feb 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Flash files
Vulnerability Description A code execution vulnerability exist in Flash. The vulnerability is caused by a crafted SWF file with hidden malicious code. A remote attacker can exploit this issue in order to run malicious code on the effected system.

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 Flash File Malicious Code Execution 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:  Security Products Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Flash File Malicious Code Execution

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