Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows XP Explorer Heap Overflow

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2004-119
Date Published: 18 Mar 2010
Severity: High
Last Updated: Thursday 20 June, 2019
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Multiple vulnerabilities exist in the Microsoft Windows XP image rendering engine when processing EMF (Enhanced MetaFile Format) files. The vulnerabilities lead to a heap overflow. The vulnerabilities allow a DoS (denial of service) attack and possible remote code execution attacks. The primary vulnerability results in a buffer overflow on the heap. These overflows may trigger memory access violations and cause the vulnerable process to crash, and can potentially be exploited for the injection of code of the attacker's choice.

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 Microsoft Windows XP Explorer Heap 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows XP Explorer Heap Overflow

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