Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Malformed TrueType Font Remote Code Execution (MS12-034; CVE-2012-0159)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-198
Date Published: 8 May 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-0159
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Windows XP
    Windows Server 2003
    Windows Vista
    Windows Server 2008
    Windows 7
    Windows Server 2008 R2
    Server Core installation option
    Microsoft Silverlight 4
    Microsoft Silverlight 5
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from here
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is caused due to incorrect handling of specially crafted TTF files. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing an affected user to open a specially crafted web-page. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow execution of arbitrary code on a target system.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block attempts to transfer malicious TTF 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, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

    Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows Malformed TrueType Font Remote Code Execution (MS12-034) 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 Malformed TrueType Font Remote Code Execution (MS12-034)

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