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Adobe Flash Player Plugin Use-After-Free Code Execution (APSB12-22; CVE-2012-5272)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1134
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB12-22
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-5272
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows
Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier versions for Linux
Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.16 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) and earlier versions
Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 and earlier versions for Android
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player plugin for Internet Explorer.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: APSB12-22
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to a use-after-free error while loading specially crafted SWF files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing the victim to open a malicious web page. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target.

Protection Overview
This protection 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 Adobe Flash Player Plugin Use-After-Free Code Execution (APSB12-22) 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 Plugin Use-After-Free Code Execution (APSB12-22)