|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2008-169|
|Date Published:||9 Dec 2008|
|Last Updated:||Sunday 06 March, 2016|
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|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||Microsoft Internet Explorer is the most widely used Internet browser. A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is due to an error in Internet Explorer that fails to properly validate parameters made during a method call in the browser. An attacker can trigger this flaw by convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows execution of arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.|
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
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This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: Internet Explorer ActiveX navigate handling code execution (MS08-073)