Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-123
Date Published: 10 Apr 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-0151
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R70

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Windows XP Service Pack 3
    Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
    Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
    Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
    Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
    Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Windows Authenticode Signature Verification function used for portable executable (PE) files.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS12-024
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to an error in the way the Authenticode Signature Verification function validates the file digest of a specially crafted PE file. A remote attacker may exploit this issue by enticing a user to run or install a specially crafted, signed PE file. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system.

    Protection Overview

    IPS will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

    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 Microsoft Windows Signature Validation Remote Code Execution (MS12-024) 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: Content Protection Violation
    Attack Information: Microsoft Windows signature validation remote code execution (MS12-024)