|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-1256|
|Date Published:||11 Dec 2012|
|Last Updated:||4 Jun 2019|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the DirectPlay component of the DirectX library on Windows. The vulnerability is due to an error in the affected ActiveX control. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing an affected user to open a malicious Office document that initiates the vulnerable control. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows execution of arbitrary code on the target.|
This protection will detect and block the vulnerable ActiveX Control.
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This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: CLSID_DP8SP_SERIAL (MS12-082)