Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption (MS16-051: CVE-2016-0189)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0309
Date Published: 10 May 2016
Severity: High
Last Updated: 3 Sep 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-051
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-0189
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10
Vulnerability Description A use after free vulnerability exists in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The root cause is a heap corruption when dealing with a corrupted VBScript array size. A successful exploitation of this issue could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote system.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS16-051

Protection Overview

This protection detects 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.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption (MS16-051: CVE-2016-0189) 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:  Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption (MS16-051: CVE-2016-0189)