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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1306
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: IPS Research Team
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75 and above
Who is Vulnerable?
Internet Explorer 8.0
Vulnerability Description
Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) is an older version of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Using IE8 may indicate suspicious activity.

Protection Overview
IPS will detect and block Internet Explorer 8.

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 Internet Explorer 8 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 Internet Explorer 8