Check Point Advisories

Mozilla Firefox Remote Code Execution (CVE-2008-1236)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-0453
Date Published: 1 Oct 2020
Severity: High
Last Updated: 1 Oct 2020
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-1236
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Mozilla Firefox prior to
Vulnerability Description A memory corruption vulnerability exists in Mozilla Firefox. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by persuading the target user to open a malicious webpage. Successful attacks could allow for arbitrary code injection and execution with the privileges of the currently logged on user.

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 Mozilla Firefox Remote Code Execution (CVE-2008-1236) 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 Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Mozilla Firefox Remote Code Execution (CVE-2008-1236)

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