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Microsoft Windows Object Packager Insecure Executable Launching (MS12-002; CVE-2012-0009)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-016
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-002
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-0009
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
  • R71
  • R70
IPS-1
  • IPS-1
  • 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 Available
Apply patches from: MS12-002
Vulnerability Details
The 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.

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

IPS-1 & IPS-1 NGX R65

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS-1 Policy Manager, click on the Protection tab.
  2. In the Protection tree, click Application Intelligence > Badfiles , and select the Filename Recorder protection group.
  3. Click "Microsoft Windows Object Packager Insecure Executable Launching (MS12-002)".
  4. In the configuration pane, under Settings, check Active.
  5. Click on Install Policy.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
Upon attack, the following entries will be logged:

Alert Name: BADFILENAME.
Description: Microsoft Windows Object Packager Insecure Executable Launching (MS12-002).