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Microsoft DirectShow QuickTime Atom Size memory corruption error

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I keep getting emails from my firewall regarding the following:

Appliance: FireboxX550e
Time: Tue Mar 08 12:49:05 2011 (CST)
Process: http
Message: Policy Name: HTTP-proxy-00 Action: ProxyDrop:  Reason: HTTP Body IPS match Source IP: 192.168.x.xxx Source Port: 2345 Destination IP: 209.243.48.54 Destination Port: 80 ips_msg: EXPLOIT Microsoft DirectShow QuickTime Atom Size memory corruption -1 signature_id: WG-1110555 threat_level: 80 signature_cat: http-client host: www.accurint.com path: /favicon.ico

I have tried restarting my firewall, checking for viruses/malware on the workstations that are reporting this, yet find nothing.  Is this an issue I should be worried about?

I am running a Windows Server 2003 controlled network, all workstations have Windows XP Pro w/ SP3 installed.

This is only one example of the email, if you need any more information, let me know.

Thanks!
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Had this issue with a customer today, it looks like a false positive on the IPS definitions.  It will block some and cause problems with many valid sites.  

In Subcription Services go to IPS, -> Exclusions -> Addd -> WG-1110555

Make sure the WG is capital otherwise it will not take it.  I am looking to contact WG support to troubleshoot further but looks like a bad IPS signature at this point
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are you aware of anyone else having the same problem with the IPS definitions?
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Yes, several customers have had this issue as of yesterday.
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Were you able to reach any solutions w/ Watchguard?  I'm hesitant to do a case # with them since they will charge me.
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Exclude this specific signature as described above, I don't see this as a major threat especially since it detects everything as a threat.
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Hi everyone,

I had this same issue earlier this week.  It appears, as Paulsolov said above, to be a problem with recent signatures for the IPS that were released by WatchGuard.  I added WG-1110555 to the exceptions list in Intrusiuon Protection and it solved the issue.  I have a message out to WatchGuard inquiring about it but no one has responded. Just FYI.
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as an aside to the original question, does the firebox firewall come with blacklist controls for email?
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watchguard firebox is what i meant
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If you take a look at the error it is not email related as it is on port 80

WG-1110555 threat_level: 80 signature_cat: http-client host: www.accurint.com path: /favicon.ico


The Watchguard has spamblocker as well as smtp proxy for mail filtering but that is a different issue

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