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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption (MS17-006: CVE-2017-0040)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0106
Date Published: 14 Mar 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-006
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0040
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 11
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10
Vulnerability Description An out-of-bounds-read vulnerability exists in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Internet Explorer accesses an object in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target victim to open a specially crafted web page that could cause memory corruption in a way that would allow attackers to execute code on the target system.
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 R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption (MS17-006: CVE-2017-0040) 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 (MS17-006: CVE-2017-0040)