Microsoft Windows DirectShow Filters Remote Code Execution (MS12-004; CVE-2012-0004)
|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-019|
|Source:||Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-004|
|Protection Provided by:||
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)
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows.
Apply patches from: MS12-004
The 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.
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.
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 DirectShow Filters Remote 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 DirectShow filters remote code execution (MS12-004)