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Adobe Flash Player Flash Plugin Cross-Domain Information Leak (APSB12-19; CVE-2012-4168)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-647
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB12-19
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-4168
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.271 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems
Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.236 and earlier versions for Linux operating system
Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.11 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.10 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3670 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3690 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) and earlier versions
Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3650 and earlier versions for Android
Vulnerability Description
A cross-domain information leak vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: APSB12-19
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error in Flash Player while handling specially crafted .swf files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a malicious website containing a specially crafted .swf file. Successful exploitation could lead to performance degradation.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of specially crafted .swf file.

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 Adobe Flash Player Flash Plugin Cross-Domain Information Leak (APSB12-19) 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 Flash Protection Violation
Attack Information: Adobe Flash Player Flash Plugin Cross-Domain Information Leak (APSB12-19)