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Microsoft MSCOMCTL.OCX ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution (MS12-027; CVE-2012-0158)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-129
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-027
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-0158
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit Edition)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit Edition)
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Service Pack 4
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services Service Pack 4
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 4
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 4
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 4
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 3
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 3
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 2
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 3
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Commerce Server 2002 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Commerce Server 2009
Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 R2
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 2
Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the Microsoft Windows common controls.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to insufficient boundary check in the MSCOMCTL ActiveX control. A remote attacker could trigger this vulnerability by enticing an unsuspecting victim to open a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of specially crafted files.

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.

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 MSCOMCTL.OCX ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution (MS12-027) 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 MSCOMCTL.OCX ActiveX Control remote code execution (MS12-027)