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Adobe Photoshop PNG Image Processing Buffer Overflow (APSB12-20; CVE-2012-4170)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-828
Date Published:
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB12-20
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-4170
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Adobe Systems Photoshop CS6 13.0
Vulnerability Description
A heap buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Photoshop CS6.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: APSB12-20
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error while handling certain chunks within a specially crafted PNG file. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a malicious PNG file. Successful exploitation would result in execution of arbitrary code.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , 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 Adobe Photoshop PNG Image Processing Buffer Overflow (APSB12-20) 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: Adobe Products Violation
Attack Information: Adobe Photoshop PNG Image Processing Buffer Overflow (APSB12-20)