Check Point Advisories

Internet Explorer VML Rect Fill Method Buffer Overflow (MS06-055; CVE-2006-4868)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2006-128
Date Published: 18 Oct 2006
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Thursday 13 November, 2014
Industry Reference:CVE-2006-4868
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Internet Explorer is the most widely used Internet browser. Microsoft Internet Explorer fails to handle Vector Markup Language (VML) tags. VML is a set of XML tags for drawing vector graphics. A remote attacker may trigger this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the target system. This protection addresses the [MS06-055] vulnerability by blocking the COM object.

Protection Overview

This protection will block the vulnerable COM object.

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 / R75 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Internet Explorer VML Rect Fill Method Buffer Overflow (MS06-055) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Internet Explorer VML Rect Fill method buffer overflow (MS06-055)

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