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Apple QuickTime ActiveX Control Clear Method Use-After-Free (CVE-2012-3754)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1313
Date Published:
Source: Apple Advisory 56438
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-3754
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Apple QuickTime prior to 7.7.3
Vulnerability Description
A use-after-free vulnerability has been reported in Apple QuickTime's ActiveX control.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error while handling a certain method. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted web page using Internet Explorer. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the security context of the logged in user.

Protection Overview
IPS 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 QuickTime ActiveX Control Clear Method Use After Free 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: Apple QuickTime Protection Violation
Attack Information: Apple QuickTime ActiveX Control Clear Method Use After Free