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Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Protocol Code Execution (MS12-020; CVE-2012-0002)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-084
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-020
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-0002
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems and Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems and Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS12-020
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error in the way that the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) accesses an object in memory that has been improperly initialized or has been deleted. A remote attacker may exploit this issue by sending a sequence of specially crafted RDP packets to an affected system. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block malicious RDP traffic.

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 Windows Remote Desktop Protocol Code Execution (MS12-020) 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: RDP Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Protocol code execution (MS12-020)