Check Point Advisories

Oracle Java System Web Proxy sockd Daemon Buffer Overflow (CVE-2007-2881)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2007-278
Date Published: 25 Oct 2009
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Wednesday 15 June, 2022
Industry Reference:CVE-2007-2881
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Java System Web Proxy Server (formerly Sun ONE Web Proxy Server) is a software product that collects data from the network, determines where that data should go, and distributes it accordingly. A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the Java System Web Proxy sockd daemon. The vulnerability is due to lack of boundary checking on user provided parameters when parsing the received message during the protocol negotiation. A remote unauthenticated attacker may leverage this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted connection request. Successful exploitation allows injection and execution of arbitrary code with System/root privileges. In a simple attack case, the affected service process will terminate abnormally when the malicious message is processed. Note the watchdog process will restart the service automatically. In a sophisticated attack scenario, where the malicious user is successful in injecting and executing supplied code, the behaviour of the system is dependent on the nature of the injected code. Any code injected into the vulnerable component would execute in the security context of the System/root level privileges.

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 R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Oracle Java System Web Proxy sockd Daemon 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:  Oracle Java System Web Proxy sockd Daemon Buffer Overflow

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