Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-189
Date Published: 8 May 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-0183
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R70

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Word 2003 Service Pack 3
    Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 2
    Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3
    Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
    Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
    Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2
    Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Office.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from here
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to a memory corruption while parsing specially crafted RTF-formatted data. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted RTF file. Successful exploitation attempt would allow an attacker to take complete control of the target system.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block the transferring of crafted RTF 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 Office RTF Mismatch Memory Corruption (MS12-029) 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 Office RTF Mismatch Memory Corruption (MS12-029)