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Internet Explorer Cached Object Remote Code Execution (MS12-044; CVE-2012-1522)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-301
Date Published:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-044
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-1522
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Internet Explorer 9
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Internet Explorer.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS12-044
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Internet Explorer accesses an object that has been deleted. A remote attacker can trigger this vulnerability by enticing an unsuspecting victim to open a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation may cause a memory corruption in a way that will allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system, in the security context of the logged on user.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to open a malicious web page.

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 Internet Explorer Cached Object Remote Code Execution (MS12-044) 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: Web Client Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Internet Explorer Cached Object Remote Code Execution (MS12-044)