Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption (MS13-088: CVE-2013-3917)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-3527
Date Published: 12 Nov 2013
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2013-3917
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 6
    Internet Explorer 7
    Internet Explorer 8
    Internet Explorer 9
    Internet Explorer 10
    Internet Explorer 11
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Internet Explorer.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS13-088
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due an error in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object that has not been correctly initialized or has been deleted. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a user to open a specially crafted web-page with an affected version of Internet Explorer. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to take complete control of the target system.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block attempts to open a malicious HTML file.

    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.

    Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption (MS13-088: CVE-2013-3917) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
    2. Install policy on all modules.

    SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
    Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation
    Attack Information: Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption (MS13-088: CVE-2013-3917)

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