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Adobe Flash Player JPEG Parsing Buffer Overflow (APSB22-12; CVE-2012-5267)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1314
Date Published:
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB12-22
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-5267
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Adobe Flash Player standalone version 11.4.402.278
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: APSB12-22
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to a NULL pointer dereference error when parsing specially crafted JPEG files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted SWF file. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of malicious data to the target client.

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 Flash Player JPEG Parsing Buffer Overflow (APSB22-12) 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 Flash Player JPEG Parsing Buffer Overflow (APSB22-12)