Check Point Advisories

Adobe Flash Player Memory Corruption (APSB17-07: CVE-2017-2999)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0218
Date Published: 14 Mar 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB17-07
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-2999
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 memory corruption vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability is due to an error in Adobe Flash Player while parsing a specially crafted SWF file. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted SWF 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 Memory Corruption (APSB17-07: CVE-2017-2999) 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 Memory Corruption (APSB17-07: CVE-2017-2999)

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