Check Point Advisories

Adobe Flash Player Multimedia File Code Execution (CVE-2007-0071)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-098
Date Published: 18 Nov 2008
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: Monday 30 July, 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2007-0071
Protection Provided by:

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

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description The Adobe Flash Player is a multimedia and application player that renders Shockwave Flash (SWF) files. A memory corruption vulnerability has been reported in the Adobe Flash Player.The vulnerability is due to an error in the player that fails to sufficiently validate data when parsing malformed SWF files.A remote attacker might exploit this issue by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted SWF file.Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed SWF files over HTTP.

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 Adobe Flash Player Multimedia File Code 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Flash Player multimedia file code execution

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