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Check Point Advisories

Internet Explorer boundElements Uninitialized Memory Corruption (MS10-053; CVE-2010-2557)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2010-233
Date Published: 10 Aug 2010
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 21 Dec 2016
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-053
Industry Reference:CVE-2010-2557
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 6
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Internet Explorer is the most widely used Internet browser.A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer.The vulnerability is due to the way Internet Explorer accesses an object that has not been initialized or has been deleted. To trigger this issue, an attacker may create a malicious web page that will cause Internet Explorer to exit unexpectedly.Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will crash the browser, and may allow execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS10-053

Protection Overview

This protection detects 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 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Internet Explorer boundElements Uninitialized Memory Corruption (MS10-053) 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:  Internet Explorer boundElements uninitialized memory corruption (MS10-053)