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Microsoft XML Core Services Remote Code Execution (KB2719615; CVE-2012-1889)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-271
Date Published: 2 Jul 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 18 Feb 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-1889
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 Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is caused due to a memory corruption when XML core Services attempts to access an object in memory that has not been initialized. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to view a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system, in the security context of the logged on user.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block 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 Microsoft XML Core Services Remote Code Execution (KB2719615) 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:  Microsoft XML Core Services Remote Code Execution (KB2719615)

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