Check Point Advisories

Microsoft DHTML Editing Component ActiveX Control Code Execution (MS09-046; CVE-2009-2519)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2009-127
Date Published: 8 Sep 2009
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 15 May 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2009-2519
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description The DHTML Editing Component ActiveX control provides an HTML editor that can be used to support dynamic Web site HTML editing in software. A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the DHTML Editing Component ActiveX Control. The vulnerability is due to a memory corruption error in the ActiveX control when it is used in Internet Explorer. A remote attacker could exploit this issue by convincing a user to visit a malicious Web page. Successful exploitation of this issue could allow remote code execution on the affected system.

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

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft DHTML Editing Component ActiveX Control Code Execution (MS09-046) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft DHTML Editing Component ActiveX Control Code Execution (MS09-046)

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