Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Common Controls Remote Code Execution (MS12-060; CVE-2012-1856)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-347
Date Published: 14 Aug 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-1856
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R71
  • R70

  • Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Office Suites and Components
    Microsoft SQL Server
    Microsoft Commerce Server
    Microsoft Host Integration Server
    Microsoft Visual FoxPro
    Microsoft Visual Basic
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the Windows common controls.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS12-060
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is caused due to a corruption of the system state by the TabStrip ActiveX control. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted website. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the security context of the logged-on user.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block the vulnerable ActiveX Control.

    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 Common Controls Remote Code Execution (MS12-060) 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 Common Controls Remote Code Execution (MS12-060)

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