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Microsoft Windows GDI+ EMF Heap Overflow (MS12-034; CVE-2012-0167)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-190
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-034
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-0167
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 Available
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Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to the improper handling of validation of specially crafted EMF images within a Microsoft Office file. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted Office document with an affected version of Microsoft Office. 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.

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 Windows GDI+ EMF Heap Overflow (MS12-034) 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: Microsoft Windows GDI+ EMF Heap Overflow (MS12-034)