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Check Point Advisories

Internet Explorer HTML Tag Memory Corruption (MS06-013; CVE-2006-1188)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2006-219
Date Published: 8 Mar 2010
Severity: High
Last Updated: 22 Mar 2017
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2006-1188
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) is the most widely used web browser application today. The browser is capable of processing HTML, scripting languages, and interpretation of various other popular Internet specifications. There are numerous versions of the HTML standard that are interpreted by the browser.A memory corruption vulnerability exists in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is caused due to an improper handling of certain HTML tags. A remote attacker may exploit this issue via a malicious web page to execute arbitrary code in the context of the currently logged in user.In case of an attack where code injection is not successful, Internet Explorer will terminate abnormally.In case of an attack where code injection and execution is successful, the behavior of the target system is entirely dependent on the intended function of the injected code. The code in such a case would execute within the security context of the currently logged-in user.

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 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Internet Explorer HTML Tag Memory Corruption (MS06-013) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Internet Explorer HTML tag memory corruption (MS06-013)