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Apple Safari WebKit CSS Title Memory Corruption (CVE-2012-3684)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-656
Date Published: 18 Nov 2012
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 3 Jan 2017
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-3684
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A memory corruption vulnerability has been reported in WebKit, a component of Apple Safari. The vulnerability is due to improper handling of a CSS style for a title element. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted file. Successful exploitation could result in the execution of arbitrary code in the security context of the target 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 Apple Safari WebKit CSS Title 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:  Apple Safari WebKit CSS title memory corruption

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