Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-180
Date Published: 8 May 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-0165
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R70

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2008
    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 Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
    Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
    Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit editions)
    Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
    Microsoft Office 2010 (64-bit editions)
    Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft GDI+.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from here
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to the improper handling of validation of specially crafted EMF images by GDI+. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted web-page with Internet Explorer. Successful exploitation attempt would allow an attacker to take complete control of the target system.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block specially crafted EMF files.

    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 GDI+ Record Type Code Execution (MS12-034) 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 GDI+ Record Type Code Execution (MS12-034)