|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2017-1027|
|Date Published:||29 Nov 2017|
|Last Updated:||29 Nov 2017|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?||Exim version 4.88 and newer.|
|Vulnerability Description||A denial of service vulnerability exists in Exim message transfer agent. The vulnerability is due to improper pointer resetting. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by crafting a sequence of BDAT commands. Successful exploitation can lead to program crash on the effected system.|
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.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: SMTP Protection Violation.
Attack Information: Exim MTA BDAT Denial Of Service (CVE-2017-16944)