Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Internet Explorer EUC-JP Character Encoding Cross Site Scripting (MS13-059; CVE-2013-3192)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-2890
Date Published: 27 Oct 2013
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2013-3192
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
Vulnerability Description A universal cross site scripting vulnerability exists in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS13-059
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to the way that IE handles EUC-JP character encoding. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by submitting specially crafted HTML code into a target web site that uses EUC-JP character encoding, such as a web forum or social networking site. In the case of successful exploitation, arbitrary attacker code would run in the target users' browsers in the security context of the affected web site.

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, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Internet Explorer EUC-JP Character Encoding Universal Cross Site Scripting (MS13-059) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Internet Explorer EUC-JP Character Encoding Universal Cross Site Scripting (MS13-059)

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