|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2006-257|
|Date Published:||25 Jan 2010|
|Last Updated:||26 Dec 2016|
|Source:||Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-042|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|| Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4 |
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1
|Vulnerability Description||Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) is the most widely used web browser application. The browser is capable of processing HTML, images, scripting languages, and various other popular Internet specifications. Internet Explorer has numerous built-in mechanisms that enforce security policies which are meant to prevent potentially malicious actions from being attempted by rendered resources.There exists an information disclosure vulnerability in the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. The flaw is caused by Internet Explorer's failure to impose proper cross domain data access restrictions. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to retrieve information from the memory used by Internet Explorer.A successful attack attempt will result in sensitive information disclosure. The browser will not exhibit any unusual behavior during nor after exploitation. For the most part, the target user will be unaware of an attack having taken place.|
|Update/Patch Avaliable||Apply patches from: MS06-042|
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.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft Internet Explorer Cross Domain Information Disclosure (MS06-042)