Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Signature Validation Remote Code Execution (MS12-024) - Ver2 (CVE-2012-0151)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1401
Date Published: 16 Apr 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 11 Jan 2017
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-0151
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Windows Authenticode Signature Verification function used for portable executable (PE) files. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way the Authenticode Signature Verification function validates the file digest of a specially crafted PE file. A remote attacker may exploit this issue by enticing a user to run or install a specially crafted, signed PE file. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system.

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 R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows Signature Validation Remote Code Execution (MS12-024) - Ver2 protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  HTTP Protocol Inspection.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows Signature Validation Remote Code Execution (MS12-024) - Ver2

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