Check Point Advisories

Microsoft XML Core Services Information Disclosure (MS14-005; CVE-2014-0266)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0884
Date Published: 11 Feb 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2014-0266
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R71
  • R75 and above

  • 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 Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
    Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1
    Vulnerability Description An information-disclosure vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft XML Core Services. The vulnerability is caused when Internet Explorer does not properly enforce cross-domain policies, allowing an attacker to access content from different domains. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by hosting a specially crafted website that is designed to invoke MSXML through Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could read files on the local file system of the user or read content of web domains where the user is currently authenticated.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS14-005

    Protection Overview

    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.

    Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft XML Core Services Information Disclosure (MS14-005) 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 XML Core Services Information Disclosure (MS14-005)