Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-305
Date Published: 10 Jul 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-1524
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R70

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
    Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
    Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
    Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
    Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
    Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
    Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Internet Explorer.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS12-044
    Vulnerability DetailsThe 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.

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Internet Explorer Attribute Remove Remote Code Execution (MS12-044) 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: Web Client Enforcement Violation
    Attack Information: Internet Explorer Attribute Remove Remote Code Execution (MS12-044)