Check Point Advisories

CA Products ActiveX Control ListCtrl AddColumn Buffer Overflow (CVE-2008-1472)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-087
Date Published: 22 Jun 2008
Severity: High
Last Updated: Sunday 22 June, 2008
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-1472
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Computer Associates (CA) provides a group of security and management products for enterprise as well as individual clients. A buffer overflow vulnerability was reported in CA multiple products. The vulnerability is due to boundary errors in the CA products ActiveX control while handling crafted parameters passed to the function AddColumn. To trigger this issue, an attacker may create a malicious web page that will exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the vulnerable ActiveX Control.

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 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the CA Products ActiveX Control ListCtrl AddColumn Buffer Overflow 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:  CA products ActiveX control ListCtrl AddColumn buffer overflow

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