Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-417
Date Published: 14 Oct 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-4157
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R70

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Reader X (10.1.3) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Adobe Reader 9.5.1 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.3) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Adobe Acrobat 9.5.1 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Vulnerability Description A memory corruption vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB12-16
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to an invalid memory access. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted PDF file. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute code on the target system.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block attempts to open a specially crafted PDF 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.

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Acrobat and Reader Embedded TTF Memory Corruption (APSB12-16) 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: Adobe Reader Violation
    Attack Information: Adobe Acrobat and Reader Embedded TTF Memory Corruption (APSB12-16)