Check Point Advisories

Kodi Open Subtitles Addon Remote Code Execution

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0364
Date Published: 4 May 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 10 May 2017
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Kodi Open Subtitles Addon
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Kodi OpenSubtitles Addon. The vulnerability is due to the way the addon parses the subtitles file name. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by uploading a malicious subtitles file to Open Subtitles. Successful exploitation could result in arbitrary code execution on the client machine.

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 Kodi Open Subtitles Addon 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:  Media Player Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Kodi Open Subtitles Addon Remote Code Execution

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