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Internet Explorer Layout Memory Corruption (MS12-052; CVE-2012-1526)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-340
Date Published:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-052
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-1526
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
  • R71
  • R70
Who is Vulnerable?
Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 7
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Internet Explorer.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS12-052
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Internet Explorer attempts to access an object that has not been initialized or has been deleted. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code 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 Internet Explorer Layout Memory Corruption (MS12-052) 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: Internet Explorer Layout Memory Corruption (MS12-052)