|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-254|
|Date Published:||18 Jun 2012|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|| Microsoft Lync 2010|
Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee
Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant (32-bit)
Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant (64-bit)
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Lync.|
|Update/Patch Avaliablecheckpoint||Apply patches from: MS12-039|
|Vulnerability Details||The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Microsoft Lync restricts the path used for loading external libraries. A remote attacker could exploit this issue by enticing a user to open a legitimate Lync file (such as an .ocsmeet file) that is located in the same network directory as a specially crafted dynamic link library (DLL) file. Successful exploitation will allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system, in the security context of the logged on user.|
This protection will detect and block the transferring of malicious DLL files over a network share.
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.
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Windows SMB Protection Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Lync Insecure Library Loading Code Execution (MS12-039)