Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-629
Date Published: 9 Oct 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-2528
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 Word 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
    Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
    Microsoft Word Viewer
    Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2
    Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
    Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
    Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 1
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Office.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS12-064
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to a memory handling error while parsing specially crafted RTF (Rich Text Format) files. 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 on the target.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block the transferring of specially 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 File listid Use-After-Free Code Execution (MS12-064) 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 File listid Use-After-Free Code Execution (MS12-064)