Check Point Advisories

Adobe Flash Player SWF File Remote Code Execution (APSB12-18; CVE-2012-1535)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-352
Date Published: 15 Aug 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Wednesday 09 May, 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-1535
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability is due to an error in Flash Player while handling specially crafted .swf files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a malicious website containing a specially crafted .swf file. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to take complete control over the victim's machine.

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 R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Flash Player SWF File Remote Code Execution (APSB12-18) 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:  Adobe Products Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Flash Player SWF File Remote Code Execution (APSB12-18)

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