Check Point Advisories

ASUS RT-AC66U Buffer Overflow (CVE-2018-8879)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-2741
Date Published: 6 Jun 2024
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Thursday 06 June, 2024
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-8879
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? ASUS RT-AC66U firmware prior to
Vulnerability Description A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in ASUS RT-AC66U. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system or cause application crashes.

Protection Overview

This protection detects 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 ASUS RT-AC66U Buffer Overflow (CVE-2018-8879) 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:  ASUS RT-AC66U Buffer Overflow (CVE-2018-8879)

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