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Microsoft XML Core Services Remote Code Execution (KB2719615; CVE-2012-1889)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-271
Date Published:
Source: Microsoft Security Advisory KB2719615
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-1889
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is caused due to a memory corruption when XML core Services attempts to access an object in memory that has not been initialized. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to view a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system, in the security context of the logged on user.

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 Microsoft XML Core Services Remote Code Execution (KB2719615) 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: Microsoft XML Core Services Remote Code Execution (KB2719615)