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Apple Safari WebKit Button Column Blocks Memory Corruption (CVE-2012-1520)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-398
Date Published:
Source: Apple Advisory HT5400
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-1520
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Apple Computer Safari prior to 5.1.7
Vulnerability Description
A type confusion vulnerability has been reported in Apple Safari.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to a memory corruption in a WebKit shipped with Safari. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted web page using an affected version of Safari. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute 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 Apple Safari WebKit Button Column Blocks Memory Corruption 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: Apple Safari WebKit Button Column Blocks Memory Corruption