Check Point Advisories

Microsoft HSC URL RemoteCodeExecution (MS04-011) - Ver2 (CVE-2003-0907)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2015-0300
Date Published: 26 Mar 2015
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 26 Mar 2015
Industry Reference:CVE-2003-0907
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A vulnerability exist in the way Help and Support Center (HSC) validates URLs with the scheme hcp://. There is a vulnerability in the way the Microsoft Help and Support Center processes URL strings. The vulnerability could be exploited to run malicious JavaScript code in the security context of "My Computer Zone". The behaviour of the victim system depends on the malicious code executed when the vulnerability is triggered.

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

Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft HSC URL RemoteCodeExecution (MS04-011) - Ver2 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft HSC URL RemoteCodeExecution (MS04-011) - Ver2

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