Home Page | Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content | Skip to Search | Skip to Footer

Microsoft Remote Administration Protocol Heap and Stack Overflow (MS12-054; CVE-2012-1852, CVE-2012-1853)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-351
Date Published:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-054
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-1852
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
  • R71
  • R70
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 Microsoft Windows networking components.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS12-054
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error in the way the Windows networking components handle specially crafted Remote Administration Protocol (RAP) responses. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a sequence of specially crafted RAP responses to the target system. Successful exploitation would 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 Microsoft Remote Administration Protocol Heap and Stack Overflow (MS12-054) 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: Windows SMB Protection Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Remote Administration Protocol Heap and Stack Overflow (MS12-054)