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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Common Controls OLE Remote Code Execution (MS13-020; CVE-2013-1313)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-382
Date Published: 12 Feb 2013
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2013-1313
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Windows XP Service Pack 3
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS13-020
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is caused due to an error in the way that OLE Automation parses a specially crafted file. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted file.

    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, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

    Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows Common Controls OLE Remote Code Execution (MS13-020) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
    2. Install policy on all modules.

    SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
    Attack Name: Content Protection Violation
    Attack Information: Microsoft Windows Common Controls OLE Remote Code Execution (MS13-020)