Check Point Advisories

Microsoft DirectShow MJPEG Crafted Segments Code Execution (MS10-033; CVE-2010-1880)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2010-205
Date Published: 8 Jun 2010
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Thursday 07 June, 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2010-1880
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft DirectShow is used for streaming media on Microsoft Windows operating systems. It is used for high-quality capture and playback of multimedia streams. Audio Video Interleave (AVI) is a file type that is used with applications that capture, edit, and play back audio-video sequences. A remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in the way that Microsoft DirectShow parses AVI media files. The vulnerability is due to the way Microsoft DirectShow component handles specially crafted compression data. An attacker can exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system via a malicious AVI file. Successful exploitation may allow the attacker to take complete control of a target system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed AVI files - embedding JPEG files with bad segments - over HTTP.

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 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft DirectShow MJPEG Crafted Segments Code Execution (MS10-033) 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 DirectShow MJPEG crafted segments code execution (MS10-033)

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