|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-349|
|Date Published:||14 Aug 2012|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|| Windows XP Service Pack 3|
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the Windows Print Spooler service.|
|Update/Patch Avaliable||Apply patches from: MS12-054|
|Vulnerability Details||The vulnerability is due to an error in the way the Print Spooler service handles specially crafted responses. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a specially crafted response to the Print Spooler service. 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 specially crafted responses.
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.
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Windows SMB Protection Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Windows Print Spooler Format String Code Execution (MS12-054)