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Adobe Photoshop PNG Image Processing Buffer Overflow (APSB12-20; CVE-2012-4170)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-828
Date Published: 18 Nov 2012
Severity: High
Last Updated: 23 Oct 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-4170
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A heap buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Photoshop CS6. The vulnerability is due to an error while handling certain chunks within a specially crafted PNG file. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a malicious PNG file. Successful exploitation would result in execution of arbitrary code.

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 Adobe Photoshop PNG Image Processing Buffer Overflow (APSB12-20) 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:  Adobe Products Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Photoshop PNG Image Processing Buffer Overflow (APSB12-20)

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