Check Point Advisories

Internet Explorer saveHistory Use After Free Code Execution (MS13-021; CVE-2013-0088)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-1331
Date Published: 12 Mar 2013
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 27 Dec 2016
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-021
Industry Reference:CVE-2013-0088
Protection Provided by:

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

Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 7
Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 10
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Internet Explorer accesses an object in memory that has been deleted. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target victim to open a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation could cause memory corruption in a way that would allow attackers to execute code on the target.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS13-021

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to open a malicious HTML file.

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 saveHistory Use After Free Code Execution (MS13-021) 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 saveHistory Use After Free Code Execution (MS13-021)

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