Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Visio DXF File Parsing Code Execution (MS12-059; CVE-2012-1888)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-348
Date Published: 14 Aug 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-1888
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R71
  • R70

  • Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Visio
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been report in Microsoft Office Visio.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS12-059
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to a boundary error in Microsoft Office Visio when parsing specially crafted DXF files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted Visio file with an affected version of Microsoft Visio. 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 transferring of malformed DXF 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 Visio DXF File Parsing Code Execution (MS12-059) 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 Visio DXF File Parsing Code Execution (MS12-059)

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