Check Point Reference:CPAI-2013-3622
Date Published: 10 Dec 2013
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2013-5056
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Windows XP
    Windows Server 2003
    Windows Vista
    Windows Server 2008
    Windows 7
    Windows Server 2008 R2
    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
    Windows 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
    Server Core installation option
    Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the Microsoft Scripting Runtime Object Library.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS13-099
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is caused due to an error in the way Microsoft Scripting Runtime Object Library handles objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a user to open a specially crafted web-page with Internet Explorer. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to take complete control of the target system.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block attempts to open a malicious HTML file.

    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.

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Scripting Runtime Object Library Use-After-Free Code Execution (MS13-099) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
    2. Install policy on all modules.

    SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
    Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation
    Attack Information: Microsoft Scripting Runtime Object Library Use-After-Free Code Execution (MS13-099)