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Microsoft Remote Administration Protocol Denial of Service (MS12-054; CVE-2012-1850)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-339
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-054
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
  • R71
  • R70
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
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
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
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
Vulnerability Description
A denial of service vulnerability has been reported in the Microsoft Remote Administration Protocol (RAP).
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS12-054
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error in the Windows networking components while handling specially crafted Remote Administration Protocol (RAP) responses. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending specially crafted packet to the target system. Successful exploitation would cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service condition.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of specially crafted RAP packets.

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 Remote Administration Protocol Denial of Service (MS12-054) 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: Remote Administrator Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Remote Administration Protocol Denial of Service (MS12-054)