|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-349|
|Date Published:||13 Aug 2012|
|Last Updated:||17 Sep 2018|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the Windows Print Spooler service. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way the Print Spooler service handles specially crafted responses. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a specially crafted response to the Print Spooler service. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the security context of the logged-on user.|
This Protection will detect and block specially crafted responses.
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.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Windows SMB Protection Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft Windows Print Spooler Format String Code Execution (MS12-054)