Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Internet Explorer Information Disclosure (MS13-088: CVE-2013-3908)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-3547
Date Published: 12 Nov 2013
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2013-3908
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R70

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 6
    Internet Explorer 7
    Internet Explorer 8
    Internet Explorer 9
    Internet Explorer 10
    Vulnerability Description An information disclosure vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS13-088
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to the way that Internet Explorer handles specially crafted web content when generating print previews. A remote attacker could exploit this issue by enticing a victim to view a specially crafted Website with an affected version of Internet Explorer. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to view undisclosed user information.

    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, 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 Information Disclosure (MS13-088: CVE-2013-3908) 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 Information Disclosure (MS13-088: CVE-2013-3908)

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