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Microsoft Office RTF File listid Use-After-Free Code Execution (MS12-064; CVE-2012-2528)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-629
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-064
Industry Reference(s): 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 Available
Apply patches from: MS12-064
Vulnerability Details
The 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.

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 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.

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 Office RTF File listid Use-After-Free Code Execution (MS12-064)