Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.DirectPlay.Heap.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a Heap Buffer Overflow vulnerability in Microsoft DirectPlay.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a malicious file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted file.

Affected Products

Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS12-082.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2012-1537