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Adobe Flash Player Malformed Tag Memory Corruption (CVE-2012-4163; APSB12-19)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-639
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB12-19
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-4163
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.271 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems
Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.236 and earlier versions for Linux operating system
Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.11 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.10 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3670 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3690 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) and earlier versions
Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3650 and earlier versions for Android
Vulnerability Description
A denial of service vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: APSB12-19
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to memory corruption in Flash Player while handling malformed .swf files. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted SWF file with an affected version of the application. Successful exploitation would cause the application to crash, resulting in a denial of service condition.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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 Adobe Flash Player Malformed Tag Memory Corruption ( APSB12-19) 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: Adobe Products Violation
Attack Information: Adobe Flash Player Malformed Tag Memory Corruption ( APSB12-19)