Check Point Advisories

Interactive Data eSignal Listener Buffer Overflow (CVE-2004-1868)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2004-129
Date Published: 17 Nov 2009
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Monday 01 April, 2019
Industry Reference:CVE-2004-1868
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description eSignal is a real-time market data and support tool provided by Interactive Data Corporation. The product supplies financial market data and more for traders over the internet. To facilitate the receipt of incoming data, eSignal opens a local, listening socket on TCP Port 80. There exists a buffer overflow in eSignal. A specially crafted packet can allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable systems. In a case of a sophisticated attack, arbitrary injected code to be executed. This allows the remote attacker to gain control over the system. Injected code will be executed with the privileges of the user running the eSignal application. In a case of a simple attack, the eSignal application will terminate abnormally due to an access violation.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Interactive Data eSignal Listener 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:  Application Servers Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Interactive Data eSignal Listener Buffer Overflow

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