Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Internet Explorer error handling code execution (MS07-057; CVE-2007-3893)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2007-330
Date Published: 8 Jul 2010
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2007-3893
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) is the most widely used web browser application. The browser is capable of processing HTML, XML, images, scripting languages, and various other popular Internet specifications. Internet Explorer's support of scripting language that allows a web page to open new popup windows, download files, and perform other tasks. IE is a multi-threading application that allows concurrent tasks to be executed. A memory corruption vulnerability exists in certain versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is due to the way Internet Explorer handles certain error situations. Remote attackers can exploit this vulnerability by persuading target users to visit a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable client system, in the context of the logged in user. In case of an attack where code injection and execution is successful, the behavior of the target will depend on the intended purpose of the injected code. Any injected code will be executed 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 Microsoft Internet Explorer error handling code execution (MS07-057) 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 error handling code execution (MS07-057)