Microsoft Excel Read Access Violation Remote Code Execution (MS13-073; CVE-2013-3158)
|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2013-2914|
|Source:||Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-073|
|Protection Provided by:||
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft Excel 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Excel 2007 Service Pack 3
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Excel.
Apply patches from: MS13-073
The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Microsoft Excel handles memory when opening specially crafted Excel files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted Excel file. Successful exploitation attempt would allow an attacker to take complete control of the target system.
This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed Excel files over HTTP.
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, 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 Excel Read Access Violation Remote Code Execution (MS13-073) 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 Excel Read Access Violation Remote Code Execution (MS13-073)