Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-308
Date Published: 10 Jul 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-1889
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
    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
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft XML Core Services.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS12-043
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is caused due to a memory corruption when MSXML Core Services attempts to access an object in memory that has not been initialized. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to view a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system, in the security context of the logged on user.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.No update is required to address this vulnerabilityUsers are protected against this vulnerability if the Microsoft XML Core Services Remote Code Execution (KB2719615) protection found in the Protection section of CPAI-2012-271 has been applied.

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft XML Core Services Remote Code Execution (KB2719615) 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: Microsoft XML Core Services Remote Code Execution (KB2719615)