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Microsoft Word File Handling Memory Corruption (MS08-009; CVE-2008-0109) - ver 2


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0912
Date Published:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-009
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2008-0109
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75 and above
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft Word 2000
Microsoft Word 2002
Microsoft Word 2003 Prior to SP3
Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 Prior to SP3
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Word. By sending a specially crafted Word document, an attacker can cause a memory corruption, and remotely execute arbitrary code on the affected system.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS08-009

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 R70 / R71 / R75 and above

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Word File Handling Memory Corruption (MS08-009) - ver 2 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 Word File Handling Memory Corruption (MS08-009) - ver 2