|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2008-184|
|Date Published:||9 Dec 2008|
|Last Updated:||Tuesday 24 July, 2012|
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|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||Windows Search is a standard component of Windows Vista that allows instant search capabilities for most common file and data types.Windows Search has XML-based files that save information about a search in Windows. A remote code execution vulnerability was reported in Windows Explorer which allows calling the search-ms protocol handler.The vulnerability is due to an error in Internet Explorer that does not correctly interpret parameters when parsing the search-ms protocol.|
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This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft Windows search-ms protocol handler command execution (MS08-075)