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Preemptive protection against Microsoft CGM File Format Memory Corruption (MS12-057; CVE-2012-2524)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-397
Date Published:
Preemptive Since:
Severity:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-057
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2010-3945
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Vulnerability Description
A memory corruption vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Office.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS12-057
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Microsoft Office handles specially crafted Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to click on a specially crafted link. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

No update is required to address this vulnerability

Users are protected against this vulnerability if the Microsoft Graphics Filters CGM Image Converter Buffer Overrun Vulnerability (MS10-105) protection found in the Protection section of CPAI-2010-337 has been applied.

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 Microsoft Graphics Filters CGM Image Converter Buffer Overrun Vulnerability (MS10-105) 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: Content Protection Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Graphics Filters CGM Image Converter Buffer Overrun Vulnerability (MS10-105)