|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-1279|
|Date Published:||11 Dec 2012|
|Last Updated:||Tuesday 04 February, 2020|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way the OpenType Font (OTF) driver handles objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted web page or email message. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.|
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
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This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft Windows OpenType Font Parsing Remote Code Execution (MS12-078)