Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows GDI+ GIF Parsing Buffer Overflow (MS08-052; CVE-2008-3013)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-140
Date Published: 2 Sep 2008
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Wednesday 03 April, 2019
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-3013
Protection Provided by:

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

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images are 8-bit files that support transparency, compression, interlacing, and multiple-image pictures (animated GIFs). A remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in the way GDI+ parses GIF images. The vulnerability is due to a buffer overrun when GDI+ fails to properly parse indexes in a specially crafted GIF image file. A remote attacker may trigger this issue by convincing a user to open a specially crafted GIF file. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow execution of arbitrary code on an affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed GIF 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 Microsoft Windows GDI+ GIF Parsing Buffer Overflow (MS08-052) 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:  Microsoft Windows GDI+ GIF parsing buffer overflow (MS08-052)

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