Check Point Advisories

Novell iPrint Client ActiveX Control Stack Buffer Overflow (CVE-2008-2908)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-108
Date Published: 28 Jul 2008
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: Monday 28 July, 2008
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-2908
Protection Provided by:

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

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Novell iPrint is an application that enables users to install and manage printers, or submit print job from a web browser. A stack buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Novell iPrint Client. The vulnerability is due to a boundary error in a Novell iPrint ActiveX control. 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 a 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 Novell iPrint Client ActiveX Control Stack 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:  Novell iPrint client ActiveX control stack buffer overflow

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