|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-0713|
|Date Published:||19 Jul 2020|
|Last Updated:||19 Jul 2020|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|| Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2|
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Service Pack 3
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Windows Media Player. The vulnerability is due to an error in Windows Media Player while handling specially crafted MIDI files. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted MIDI file with an affected version of Media Player. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code in the context of the current user.|
This protection detects 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.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Media Player Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft Windows Media Player MIDI Remote Code Execution (MS12-004)