|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2013-1702|
|Date Published:||5 May 2013|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?||Microsoft Internet Explorer 8|
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Internet Explorer accesses an object in memory that has been deleted. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target victim to open a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation could cause memory corruption in a way that would allow attackers to execute code on the target.|
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.
- In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Use After Free Code Execution - Zero Day protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
- Install policy on all modules.
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Use After Free Code Execution - Zero Day