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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Browser Scripting Engine Memory Corruption (CVE-2017-0238)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0335
Date Published: 9 May 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 9 May 2017
Source: Microsoft CVE-2017-0238
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0238
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 9 on Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 9 on Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 9 on Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Server 2012 R2
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows RT 8.1
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems
Vulnerability Description A heap buffer overflow vulnerability exists in Microsoft Edge. The vulnerability is due to the way JavaScript engine renders when handling objects in memory. A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user to open a specially crafted web page.

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 Scripting Engine Memory Corruption (CVE-2017-0238) 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 Scripting Engine Memory Corruption (CVE-2017-0238)