Check Point Advisories

Adobe Flash Player Use After Free Code Execution (APSB17-07: CVE-2017-3001)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0215
Date Published: 14 Mar 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB17-07
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-3001
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime and earlier Windows, Macintosh and Linux
Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome and earlier Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS
Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 and earlier Windows 10 and 8.1
Vulnerability Description A use after free vulnerability exists in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Adobe Acrobat and Reader handles objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the user to open a specially crafted PDF file.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB17-07

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 Adobe Flash Player Use After Free Code Execution (APSB17-07: CVE-2017-3001) 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 Flash Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Flash Player Use After Free Code Execution (APSB17-07: CVE-2017-3001)

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