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Microsoft DirectPlay CLSID_DirectPlay8LobbyClient (MS12-082; CVE-2012-1537)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1259
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-082
Industry Reference(s): 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 Available
Apply patches from: MS12-082
Vulnerability Details
The 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.

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 Microsoft DirectPlay CLSID_DirectPlay8LobbyClient (MS12-082) 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: Content Protection Violation
Attack Information: CLSID_DirectPlay8LobbyClient (MS12-082)