Check Point Advisories

EPS Files (CVE-2008-3019)

Check Point Reference: SBP-2008-09
Date Published: 12 Aug 2008
Severity: N/A
Last Updated: Tuesday 12 August, 2008
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-3019
Protection Provided by:

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

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description EPS is a standard file format for importing and exporting PostScript files. It is usually a single page PostScript program that describes an illustration or an entire page. An EPS file can contain any combination of text, graphics and images. A remote code execution vulnerability was reported in the way Microsoft Office handles malformed graphics image files. The vulnerability is due to a memory corruption error when a malformed EPS image file is opened by any of the affected Microsoft Office applications. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted EPS image file. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow the attacker to take complete control of the affected system. There are cases in which certain traffic, although not intended for malicious use, is very unsafe, since it may transfer shellcode which is undetectable by IPS.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of EPS 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 EPS Files 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:  EPS file

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