Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Assembly Execution (MS12-005) - High Confidence (CVE-2012-0013)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-1338
Date Published: 12 Mar 2013
Severity: High
Last Updated: 26 Jun 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-0013
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows Packager. The vulnerability is caused due to ClickOnce application file types not being included in the Windows Packager unsafe file type list. A remote attacker may exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a Microsoft Office document with an embedded ClickOnce application. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

Protection Overview

IPS will detect and block the transferring of specially crafted Office files.

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 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows Assembly Execution (MS12-005) - High Confidence 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows assembly execution (MS12-005) - high confidence

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