|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-271|
|Date Published:||2 Jul 2012|
|Last Updated:||18 Feb 2016|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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, 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 XML Core Services Remote Code Execution (KB2719615)