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Adobe Flash Player and AIR SWF File Buffer Overflow (APSB12-27; CVE-2012-5676)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1300
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB12-27
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-5676
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.251 and earlier versions for Linux
Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.27 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.24 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, SDK and Android
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player and AIR.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: APSB12-27
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to a buffer overflow error while handling specially crafted SWF files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted SWF file. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed SWF 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 Adobe Flash Player and AIR SWF File Buffer Overflow (APSB12-27) 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 and AIR SWF File Buffer Overflow (APSB12-27)