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Internet Explorer Heap Spray Memory Corruption (CVE-2012-4792)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1336
Date Published: 30 Dec 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 26 Dec 2016
Source: Microsoft MS13-008
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-4792
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 7
Internet Explorer 8
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Internet Explorer accesses an object in memory that has been deleted or has not been properly allocated. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing users to open a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS13-008

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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 Internet Explorer Heap Spray Memory Corruption 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Internet Explorer Heap Spray Memory Corruption

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