|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2008-182|
|Date Published:||9 Dec 2008|
|Last Updated:||Tuesday 09 December, 2008|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||Microsoft Internet Explorer is the most widely used Internet browser. A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the way Microsoft Internet Explorer accesses an object that has been deleted. The vulnerability is due to a memory corruption error in Internet Explorer when it attempts to access an object that has been deleted. An attacker can trigger this flaw by convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows execution of arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.|
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
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This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft Internet Explorer URL cache memory corruption (MS08-073)