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Microsoft .NET Heap Corruption Code Execution (MS12-016; CVE-2012-0015)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-046
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-016
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-0015
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 installed on:
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on:
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS12-016
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to improper calculation of buffer length while processing specially crafted input. A remote attacker may exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation could allow the attacker to take complete control of an affected system.

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 .NET Heap Corruption Code Execution (MS12-016) 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: Web Client Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft .NET Heap Corruption Code Execution (MS12-016)