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Adobe Flash Player Object Confusion Code Execution (APSB12-09; CVE-2012-0779)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-235
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB12-09
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-0779
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems
Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.7 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.8 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to a type confusion condition while handling a malformed SWF file. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted SWF file with an affected version of Flash Player. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to take complete control of the target system.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of a malicious SWF file.

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 R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Flash Player Object Confusion Code Execution (APSB12-09) 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: Adobe Products Violation
Attack Information: Adobe Flash Player Object Confusion Code Execution (APSB12-09)