|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-271|
|Date Published:||12 Jun 2012|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|| Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0|
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer.|
|Vulnerability Details||The vulnerability is caused due to a memory corruption when XML core Services attempts to access an object in memory that has not been initialized. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to view a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system, in the security context of the logged on user.|
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, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft XML Core Services Remote Code Execution (KB2719615)