|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-255|
|Date Published:||12 Jun 2012|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|| Internet Explorer 8|
Internet Explorer 9
|Vulnerability Description||An information disclosure vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer.|
|Update/Patch Avaliablecheckpoint||Apply patches from: MS12-039|
|Vulnerability Details||The vulnerability is due to the way that the toStaticHTML API within Internet Explorer handles content using specific strings when sanitizing HTML. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to perform cross-site scripting attacks against affected users, resulting in script execution in the target's security context.|
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, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Internet Explorer HTML Sanitization Information Disclosure (MS12-039)