Check Point Advisories

Apple Safari WebKit Button Column Blocks Memory Corruption (CVE-2012-1520)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-398
Date Published: 14 Oct 2012
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-1520
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

Who is Vulnerable? Apple Computer Safari prior to 5.1.7
Vulnerability Description A type confusion vulnerability has been reported in Apple Safari.
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to a memory corruption in a WebKit shipped with Safari. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted web page using an affected version of Safari. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , 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 Apple Safari WebKit Button Column Blocks Memory Corruption 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: Web Client Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Apple Safari WebKit Button Column Blocks Memory Corruption

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