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Microsoft Windows Common Controls OLE Remote Code Execution (MS13-020; CVE-2013-1313)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-382
Date Published:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-020
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2013-1313
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS13-020
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the way that OLE Automation parses a specially crafted file. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted file.

Protection Overview
This protection 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.

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 Windows Common Controls OLE Remote Code Execution (MS13-020) 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 Windows Common Controls OLE Remote Code Execution (MS13-020)