Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Browser Memory Corruption (MS16-118: CVE-2016-3331)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0833
Date Published: 11 Oct 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 14 May 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-118
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-3331
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 11.
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is due to the way Internet Explorer accesses objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a specially crafted website.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS16-118

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 Browser Memory Corruption (MS16-118: CVE-2016-3331) 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 Browser Memory Corruption (MS16-118: CVE-2016-3331)

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