Microsoft Visio DXF File Parsing Code Execution (MS12-059; CVE-2012-1888)
|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-348|
|Source:||Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-059|
|Protection Provided by:||
Who is Vulnerable?
A remote code execution vulnerability has been report in Microsoft Office Visio.
Apply patches from: MS12-059
The vulnerability is due to a boundary error in Microsoft Office Visio when parsing specially crafted DXF files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted Visio file with an affected version of Microsoft Visio. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the security context of the logged-on user.
This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed DXF files over HTTP.
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?
- In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Visio DXF File Parsing Code Execution (MS12-059) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
- Install policy on all modules.
How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Content Protection Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Visio DXF File Parsing Code Execution (MS12-059)