Check Point Advisories

Microsoft IIS ASP Handling Code Execution (MS08-006; CVE-2008-0075)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-0469
Date Published: 24 Feb 2010
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Sunday 23 January, 2022
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-0075
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is a multi-featured server product that ships with all versions of Microsoft. The product provides FTP, SMTP, NNTP and HTTP services. The HTTP component, known as the WWW Publishing Service, allows for the serving of dynamic content, notably in the form of Active Server Pages (ASP) documents. A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Internet Information Services product. The flaw is caused by lack of validation in the way Internet Information Services handles HTML encoded ASP Web Pages. A successful exploitation may lead to execution of arbitrary code on the target host with privileges of affected service. In case of an attack 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 with limited user privileges. In case of an attack where code injection is not successful, the affected service need to restart to restore full functionality.

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 Microsoft IIS ASP Handling Code Execution (MS08-006) 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:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft IIS ASP Handling Code Execution (MS08-006)

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