Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-060
Date Published: 14 Feb 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-0150
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R75

  • R71
  • R70

    IPS-1
    IPS-1

  • IPS-1 NGX R65

  • Who is Vulnerable? 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 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
    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 Microsoft Windows.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS12-013
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to an error in the way that the msvcrt.DLL calculates the size of a buffer in memory, allowing data to be copied into memory that has not been properly allocated. A remote attacker may exploit this issue by enticing a target user to visit a web-page containing a specially crafted media file. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system, in the security context of the logged on user.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block malformed media files.

    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 Windows msvcrt.dll Media File Code Execution (MS12-013) 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: Content Protection Violation
    Attack Information: Microsoft Windows msvcrt.dll media file code execution (MS12-013)