Microsoft Office Excel Record Parsing Use After Free (MS11-072; CVE-2011-1986)
|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-415|
|Source:||Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-072|
|Protection Provided by:||
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft Excel 2003
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Office Excel.
Apply patches from: MS11-072
The vulnerability is due to lack of validation of certain record structures while handling specially crafted Excel files. A remote attacker could trigger this vulnerability by enticing an unsuspecting user to open a webpage containing a malicious Excel file. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to gain complete control over an affected system, in the security context of the local user.
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.
Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70
How Can I Protect My Network?
- In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Office Excel Record Parsing Use After Free (MS11-072) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
- Install policy on all modules.
How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Content Protection Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Office Excel Record Parsing Use After Free (MS11-072)