Check Point Advisories

Macrovision InstallShield Update Service Agent ActiveX Memory Corruption (CVE-2008-2470)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-146
Date Published: 23 Sep 2008
Severity: High
Last Updated: Tuesday 23 September, 2008
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-2470
Protection Provided by:

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

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Macrovision InstallShield is a software tool for creating installers or software packages. A memory corruption vulnerability has been reported in Macrovision InstallShield Update Service. The vulnerability is due to a design error in the Macrovision InstallShield Update Service while processing calls to a method of the ActiveX control implemented in isusweb.dll. 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 Macrovision InstallShield Update Service Agent ActiveX Memory Corruption 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:  Macrovision InstallShield update service agent ActiveX memory corruption

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