Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Word Malformed String Memory Corruption (MS07-060; CVE-2007-3899)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2007-123
Date Published: 15 Oct 2007
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 24 Sep 2015
Industry Reference:CVE-2007-3899
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Word is a popular word processing software. A remote code execution vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Word for MAC. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted Word Mac file with a malformed string. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow execution of arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed DOC files over HTTP.The detect mode makes it possible to track unauthorized access attempts without blocking them.

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 R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Word Malformed String Memory Corruption (MS07-060) 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  phpFileManager cmd Parameter Command Execution

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