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Apple QuickTime Targa File Buffer Overflow (CVE-2012-3755)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1138
Date Published:
Source: Apple Advisory HT5881
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-3755
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Apple Computer QuickTime prior to 7.7.3
Vulnerability Description
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Apple QuickTime.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to a bounds-checking error. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to process a specially crafted Targa file. Successful exploitation may lead to arbitrary code execution.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apple QuickTime Targa File Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Apple QuickTime Protection Violation
Attack Information: Apple QuickTime Targa File Buffer Overflow