|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-085|
|Date Published:||12 Mar 2012|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|| Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 |
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1
|Vulnerability Description||An elevation of privilege vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Visual Studio.|
|Update/Patch Avaliable||Apply patches from: MS12-021|
|Vulnerability Details||The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Visual Studio loads Add-ins from insecure file locations. An attacker may exploit this issue by placing a specially crafted Add-In and DLL file in the path used by Visual Studio. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code with elevated privileges.|
This protection will detect and block attempts to transfer specially crafted DLL and Add-in files over SMB.
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.
- In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Visual Studio Add-In Insecure Library Loading (MS12-021) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
- Install policy on all modules.
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Windows SMB Protection Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Visual Studio Add-In insecure library loading (MS12-021)