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Microsoft Access ACCDB File Memory Corruption (MS13-074; CVE-2013-3157)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-3692
Date Published:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin Advisory MS13-074
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2013-3157
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft Access 2007
Microsoft Access 2010
Microsoft Access 2013
Vulnerability Description
A memory corruption vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Access.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS13-074
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of the dataSize value. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted ACCDB (.accdb) file with a vulnerable version of the software. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow for arbitrary code injection and execution with the privileges of the currently logged on user.

Protection Overview
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?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Access ACCDB File Memory Corruption (MS13-074) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. 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 Access ACCDB File Memory Corruption (MS13-074)