Check Point Advisories

Hylafax Faxsurvey Remote Command Execution (CVE-1999-0262)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2003-48
Date Published: 4 Aug 1998
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Sunday 22 November, 2015
Industry Reference:CVE-1999-0262
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Hylafax is a fax server software package designed to run on different UNIX operating systems. Unpatched version of Hylafax ships with an insecure script, faxsurvey, which allows remote command execution with the privileges of the web server process. Remote attackers can exploit this vulnerability by passing command as a parameter to the script. Consequences could include web site defacements, exploiting locally accessible vulnerabilities to gain further privileges, etc.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block 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 Hylafax Faxsurvey Remote Command Execution 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:  Hylafax Faxsurvey remote command execution

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