Check Point Advisories

GNU glibc Buffer Overflow (CVE-2024-2961)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2024-0545
Date Published: 7 Jul 2024
Severity: High
Last Updated: Sunday 07 July, 2024
Industry Reference:CVE-2024-2961
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? GNU glibc version 2.39 and prior
Vulnerability Description A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in GNU glibc. 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 GNU glibc Buffer Overflow (CVE-2024-2961) 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:  GNU glibc Buffer Overflow (CVE-2024-2961)

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