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Microsoft Color Control Panel Insecure Library Loading (MS12-012; CVE-2012-5082)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-051
Date Published: 14 Feb 2012
Severity: High
Last Updated: 6 Feb 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-5082
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Color Control Panel. The vulnerability is due to the way the application improperly restricts the path used when loading external libraries. A remote attacker could exploit this issue by convincing a user to open a legitimate file (such as an .icm or .icc file) that is located in the same network directory as a specially crafted dynamic link library (DLL) file. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malicious DLL files over a network share.

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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Color Control Panel Insecure Library Loading (MS12-012) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Windows SMB Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Color Control Panel Insecure Library Loading (MS12-012)

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