Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption (MS16-104: CVE-2016-3297)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0736
Date Published: 13 Sep 2016
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 8 Jul 2018
Source: Microsoft MS16-104
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-3297
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 11
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is due to a type confusion when handling certain objects in JavaScript. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target victim to open a specially crafted web page that executes malicious code which would allow attackers to access sensitive information on the target system.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS16-104

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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption (MS16-104: CVE-2016-3297) 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:  Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption (MS16-104: CVE-2016-3297)

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