Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-1291
Date Published: 11 Dec 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-4786
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R75

  • R71
  • R70

  • Who is Vulnerable? Windows XP Service Pack 3
    Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
    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 Server 2008 for Itanium-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 Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
    Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
    Windows Server 2012
    Windows RT
    Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
    Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
    Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS12-078
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to an error in the way Windows handles specially crafted TTF files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted web page or an email attachment. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target machine.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block attempts to transfer malicious TTF files over HTTP.

    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 Windows TrueType Font Parsing Remote Code Execution (MS12-078) 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: Microsoft Windows TrueType Font Parsing Remote Code Execution (MS12-078)