Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Internet Explorer Information Disclosure (MS17-006: CVE-2017-0008)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0074
Date Published: 14 Mar 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-006
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0008
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 11
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10
Vulnerability Description An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is due to the way Internet Explorer improperly handles objects in memory. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user to open a specially crafted website.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS17-006

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 Information Disclosure (MS17-006: CVE-2017-0008) 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 Information Disclosure (MS17-006: CVE-2017-0008)

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