Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Remote Administration Protocol Heap and Stack Overflow (MS12-054; CVE-2012-1852; CVE-2012-1853)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-351
Date Published: 14 Aug 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 25 Sep 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-1852
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the Microsoft Windows networking components. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way the Windows networking components handle specially crafted Remote Administration Protocol (RAP) responses. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a sequence of specially crafted RAP responses to the target system. 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 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Remote Administration Protocol Heap and Stack Overflow (MS12-054) 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:  Windows SMB Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Remote Administration Protocol Heap and Stack Overflow (MS12-054)

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