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


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1183
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-013
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2014-0301
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • 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 Available
Apply 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.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

How Can I Protect My Network?

  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.

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 DirectShow JPEG Double Free (MS14-013)