Check Point Advisories

Red Hat Directory Server Accept-Language HTTP Header Parsing Buffer Overflow (CVE-2008-2928)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-336
Date Published: 15 Dec 2009
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Wednesday 12 December, 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-2928
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Red Hat Directory Server is an LDAP-based server that centralizes application settings, user profiles, group data, policies, and access control information into an operating system-independent, network-based registry. Fedora Directory Server is a free version of Red Hat Directory Server. There exists a buffer overflow vulnerability in Red Hat Directory Server. The flaw is due to an improper data validation in the Administrator Web Interface component. A remote attacker can trigger this vulnerability by sending crafted HTTP request to the affected service, potentially inject and execute arbitrary code with root level privileges. In a sophisticated attack case where code injection is successful, the behavior of the target is entirely dependent on the intended function of the injected code. The code in such a case would execute within the security context of the affected service, which is normally the root. In an attack case where code injection is not successful, the affected CGI application will terminate abnormally.

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 Red Hat Directory Server Accept-Language HTTP Header Parsing 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:  Red Hat Directory Server Accept-Language HTTP header parsing buffer overflow

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