|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-060|
|Date Published:||14 Feb 2012|
|Protection Provided by:||
|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 Avaliable||Apply patches from: MS12-013|
|Vulnerability Details||The 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.|
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.
- 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.
- 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)