Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Internet Explorer CTitleElement Use After Free

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-2219
Date Published: 23 Nov 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: Sunday 04 July, 2021
Source: Microsoft
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Vulnerability Description A use after free vulnerability exists in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is due to an error while handling certain objects when processing HTML and script code. A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user to open a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the security context of the current logged in user.

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 R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Internet Explorer CTitleElement Use After Free 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:  Microsoft Internet Explorer CTitleElement Use After Free

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