Check Point Advisories

Internet Explorer 8 HTML Element Memory Corruption (MS10-090; CVE-2010-3345)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2010-330
Date Published: 14 Dec 2010
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 2 Jan 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-090
Industry Reference:CVE-2010-3345
Protection Provided by:

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

Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 8
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 in the IE8 Developer Toolbar. 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: MS10-090

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 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Internet Explorer 8 HTML Element Memory Corruption (MS10-090) 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 8 HTML Element Memory Corruption (MS10-090)