Check Point Advisories

Internet Explorer Cross-Domain Information Disclosure (MS08-058; CVE-2008-3474)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-159
Date Published: 14 Oct 2008
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Sunday 29 March, 2015
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-3474
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. An information disclosure vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is due to an error in Internet Explorer that fails to correctly interpret the origin of scripts. An attacker can trigger this flaw by convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow the attacker to read cookies or other data from another domain or Internet Explorer security zone.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block 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 / R75 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Internet Explorer Cross-Domain Information Disclosure (MS08-058) 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 cross-domain information disclosure (MS08-058)

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