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Microsoft Windows Malformed TrueType Font Remote Code Execution (MS12-034; CVE-2012-0159)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-198
Date Published:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-034
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-0159
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Server Core installation option
Microsoft Silverlight 4
Microsoft Silverlight 5
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows.
Update/Patch Available
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Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is caused due to incorrect handling of specially crafted TTF files. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing an affected user to open a specially crafted web-page. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow execution of arbitrary code on a target system.

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.

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 Malformed TrueType Font Remote Code Execution (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 Malformed TrueType Font Remote Code Execution (MS12-034)