Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows DirectShow JPEG Double Free (MS14-013; CVE-2014-0301)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1183
Date Published: 8 Apr 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: 31 Mar 2014
Source: CVE-2014-0301
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R71
  • R75 and above

  • Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Windows 7
    Microsoft Windows 8
    Microsoft Windows 8.1
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
    Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    Vulnerability Description A double free vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows DirectShow. The vulnerability is due to the way DirectShow handles JPEG images. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to download and process a maliciously crafted JPEG file.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS14-013

    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.

    Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows DirectShow JPEG Double Free (MS14-013) 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 DirectShow JPEG Double Free (MS14-013)