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Microsoft Scripting Runtime Object Library Use-After-Free Code Execution (MS13-099; CVE-2013-5056)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-3622
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-099
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2013-5056
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • 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 Available
Apply patches from: MS13-099
Vulnerability Details
The 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.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  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.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
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)