Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-1254
Date Published: 11 Dec 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-1537
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R70

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Windows XP Service Pack 3
    Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
    Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
    Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
    Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
    Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
    Windows Server 2012
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the DirectPlay component of the DirectX library on Windows.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS12-082
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to an error in the affected ActiveX control. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing an affected user to open a malicious Office document that initiates the vulnerable control. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows execution of arbitrary code on the target.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block the vulnerable ActiveX Control.

    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, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft DirectPlay CLSID_DP8SP_MODEM (MS12-082) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
    2. Install policy on all modules.

    SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
    Attack Name: Content Protection Violation
    Attack Information: CLSID_DP8SP_MODEM (MS12-082)