Check Point Advisories

FreeBSD bootpd Stack Buffer Overflow (CVE-2018-17161)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-1236
Date Published: 28 Nov 2019
Severity: High
Last Updated: 28 Nov 2019
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-17161
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? FreeBSD Project bootpd prior to r342228
FreeBSD Project bootpd prior to r342230
FreeBSD Project bootpd prior to r342231
FreeBSD Project bootpd prior to r348229
Vulnerability Description A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in FreeBSD. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system or cause application crashes.

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 FreeBSD bootpd Stack Buffer Overflow (CVE-2018-17161) 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:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  FreeBSD bootpd Stack Buffer Overflow (CVE-2018-17161)

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