|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2008-012|
|Date Published:||10 Jul 2007|
|Last Updated:||10 Sep 2015|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||Microsoft Excel is a popular spreadsheet application.Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Microsoft Excel. A remote attacker could exploit these issues via a malformed Excel file. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow execution of arbitrary code on a 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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft Excel file handling macro validation code execution (MS08-014)