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


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0884
Date Published:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-005
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2014-0266
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • 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 Available
Apply 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.

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

Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

How Can I Protect My Network?

  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.

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 XML Core Services Information Disclosure (MS14-005)