Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-350
Date Published: 14 Aug 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-2526
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R71
  • R70

  • Who is Vulnerable? Windows XP Service Pack 3
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS12-053
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to a memory corruption caused by an attempt to access an object that has been deleted. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a sequence of specially crafted packets to the target system. 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 a sequence of specially crafted 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.

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol Freed Memory Access (MS12-053) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
    2. Install policy on all modules.

    SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
    Attack Name: RDP Enforcement Violation
    Attack Information: Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol Freed Memory Access (MS12-053)