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McAfee Virtual Technician ActiveX Control Insecure Method Code Execution (CVE-2012-4598)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-297
Date Published: 23 Sep 2012
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 18 Feb 2016
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-4598
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in McAfee Virtual Technician. The vulnerability is due to a design weakness in a certain method, which allows instantiation of an arbitrary object on the vulnerable system. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted web page using Internet Explorer. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, 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

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the McAfee Virtual Technician ActiveX Control Insecure Method Code Execution 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:  Security Products Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  McAfee Virtual Technician ActiveX Control Insecure Method Code Execution

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