Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-016
Date Published: 10 Jan 2012
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-0009
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R71
  • R70


  • IPS-1 NGX R65

  • Who is Vulnerable? Windows XP 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
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution has ben reported in Microsoft Windows.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS12-002
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to an improper registration and implementation of the Windows Object Packager in affected releases of Microsoft Windows. A remote attacker may exploit this issue by enticing a user to open an executable file with an embedded packaged object from a remote location such as an SMB or WebDAV. 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 attempts to open files with embedded packaged objects.

    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 Windows Object Packager Insecure Executable Launching (MS12-002) 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: Windows SMB Protection Violation
    Attack Information: Microsoft Windows Object Packager insecure executable launching (MS12-002)