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Microsoft Word PAPX Section Corruption Remote Code Execution (MS12-064; CVE-2012-0182)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-611
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-064
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-0182
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Word Viewer
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 Word.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS12-064
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to a memory corruption in Microsoft Word while handling document files containing corrupted structures. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted Word document. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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 Word PAPX Section Corruption Remote Code Execution (MS12-064) 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 Word PAPX Section Corruption Remote Code Execution (MS12-064)