Check Point Advisories

Apple QuickTime ActiveX Control Clear Method Use-After-Free (CVE-2012-3754)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1313
Date Published: 13 Jan 2013
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-3754
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

Who is Vulnerable? Apple QuickTime prior to 7.7.3
Vulnerability Description A use-after-free vulnerability has been reported in Apple QuickTime's ActiveX control.
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to an error while handling a certain method. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted web page using Internet Explorer. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the security context of the logged in user.

Protection Overview

IPS will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , 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 Apple QuickTime ActiveX Control Clear Method Use After Free 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: Apple QuickTime Protection Violation
Attack Information: Apple QuickTime ActiveX Control Clear Method Use After Free

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