Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-019
Date Published: 10 Jan 2012
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-0004
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R70

  • R71
  • R75

  • 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
    Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
    Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
    Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista (32-bit editions)
    Windows Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista (64-bit editions)
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS12-004
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to improper handling of specially crafted media files by DirectShow filters. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a web page containing a specially crafted media file. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

    Protection Overview

    IPS will detect and block attempts to open specially crafted media 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 Windows DirectShow Filters Remote Code Execution (MS12-004) 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 Windows DirectShow filters remote code execution (MS12-004)