Check Point Advisories

Adobe Flash Player Out-of-bounds Read (APSB18-01: CVE-2018-4871)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-0016
Date Published: 9 Jan 2018
Severity: High
Last Updated: 9 Jan 2018
Source: Adobe APSB18-01
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-4871
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime for Windows 28.0.0.126
Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime for Macintosh 28.0.0.126
Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime for Linux 28.0.0.126
Adobe Flash Player Google Chrome Plugin for Windows 28.0.0.126
Adobe Flash Player Google Chrome Plugin for Macintosh 28.0.0.126
Adobe Flash Player Google Chrome Plugin for Linux 28.0.0.126
Adobe Flash Player Google Chrome Plugin for ChromeOS 28.0.0.126
Adobe Flash Player Google Chrome Plugin for ChromeOS 28.0.0.137
Vulnerability Description A type confusion vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability is due to an error in Adobe Flash Player while parsing a specially crafted file. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted file.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB18-01

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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Flash Player Out-of-bounds Read (APSB18-01: CVE-2018-4871) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Adobe Flash Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Flash Player Out-of-bounds Read (APSB18-01: CVE-2018-4871)

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