Check Point Advisories

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

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1313
Date Published: 7 Jan 2013
Severity: High
Last Updated: 23 Feb 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-3754
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A use-after-free vulnerability has been reported in Apple QuickTime's ActiveX control. The 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 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 QuickTime ActiveX Control Clear Method Use-After-Free 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:  Apple QuickTime Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Apple QuickTime ActiveX Control Clear Method Use After Free

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