Check Point Advisories

Internet Explorer Undisclosed Script Handler Buffer Overflow (MS06-072; CVE-2006-5579)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2007-001
Date Published: 26 Dec 2006
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 30 Jul 2013
Industry Reference:CVE-2006-5579
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) contains a remote code execution vulnerability.By convincing a user to visit a specially crafted Web page, a remote attacker may trigger this vulnerability to deny service from legitimate users (by causing the victim's Web browser to crash) or execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection will block the malicious JavaScript. The detect mode makes it possible to track unauthorized access attempts without blocking them.

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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Internet Explorer Undisclosed Script Handler Buffer Overflow (MS06-072) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Internet Explorer undisclosed script handler buffer overflow (MS06-072)

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