Check Point Advisories

Ghostscript Type Confusion Arbitrary Command Execution (CVE-2017-8291)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0397
Date Published: 8 May 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 9 May 2017
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-8291
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Ghostscript versions 9.21 and earlier.
Vulnerability Description An arbitrary code execution vulnerability exists within Ghostscript. This vulnerability is due to the way Ghostscript parses .eps files. An attacker can manipulate a .eps file and run arbitrary commands on the victims computer.

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 Ghostscript Type Confusion Arbitrary Command Execution (CVE-2017-8291) 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 Products Violation.
Attack Information:  Ghostscript Type Confusion Arbitrary Command Execution (CVE-2017-8291)

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