Check Point Advisories

Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 Codecs Memory Corruption (MS10-052; CVE-2010-1882)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2010-241
Date Published: 10 Aug 2010
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 22 Jun 2017
Industry Reference:CVE-2010-1882
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft DirectShow is used for streaming media on Microsoft Windows operating systems.A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the Microsoft DirectShow MP3 filter.The vulnerability is within the MPEG Layer-3 Audio Codec for Microsoft DirectShow ( The Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 audio codecs fail to properly handle specially crafted media files containing an MPEG Layer-3 audio stream. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted MP3 file. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow the attacker take complete control of an affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed MP3 files over HTTP.

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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 Codecs Memory Corruption (MS10-052) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 Codecs Memory Corruption (MS10-052)

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