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Microsoft Windows Media Player MIDI Code Execution (MS12-004; CVE-2012-0003)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-014
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-004
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-0003
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
  • R71
  • R70
Who is Vulnerable?
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Service Pack 3
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
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
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Windows Media Player.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS12-004
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error in Windows Media Player while handling specially crafted MIDI files. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted MIDI file with an affected version of Media Player. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of malicious MIDI files.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway/VPN-1 product to the latest IPS/SmartDefense update. For information on how to update IPS/SmartDefense, 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 Media Player MIDI Code Execution (MS12-004) 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 Media Player MIDI code execution (MS12-004)