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Internet Explorer Process Memory Information Disclosure (MS12-037; CVE-2012-1873)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-249
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-037
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-1873
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
Vulnerability Description
An information disclosure vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS12-037
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability occurs during certain processes, in which Internet Explorer incorrectly allows attackers to view content from the process memory. A remote attacker may exploit this issue by enticing target users to open a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to view content from the Internet Explorer process memory.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to open a specially crafted 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 Process Memory Information Disclosure (MS12-037) 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 Process Memory Information Disclosure (MS12-037)