Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Media Player MIDI Remote Code Execution (MS12-004; CVE-2012-0003)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-0713
Date Published: 19 Jul 2020
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 19 Jul 2020
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-0003
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

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.

Protection Overview

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.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows Media Player MIDI Remote Code Execution (MS12-004) 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:  Media Player Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows Media Player MIDI Remote Code Execution (MS12-004)

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