Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-249
Date Published: 12 Jun 2012
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: 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 AvaliableApply patches from: MS12-037
    Vulnerability DetailsThe 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.

    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.

    SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
    Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation
    Attack Information: Internet Explorer Process Memory Information Disclosure (MS12-037)