Check Point Advisories

Internet Explorer Same Origin Policy Bypass (CVE-2015-0072)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2015-0133
Date Published: 3 Feb 2015
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 26 Dec 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2015-0072
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Vulnerability Description A same-origin policy bypass vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a web page. Successful exploitation can result in the disclosure of information about other web pages opened by the user or stored in the browser cache.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to open a malicious web page.

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 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Internet Explorer Same Origin Policy Bypass (CVE-2015-0072) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Internet Explorer Same Origin Policy Bypass (CVE-2015-0072)

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