Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol Freed Memory Access (MS12-053; CVE-2012-2526)
|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-350|
|Source:||Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-053|
|Protection Provided by:||
Who is Vulnerable?
Windows XP Service Pack 3
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol.
Apply patches from: MS12-053
The 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.
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.
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 Remote Desktop Protocol Freed Memory Access (MS12-053) 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: RDP Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol Freed Memory Access (MS12-053)