Check Point Advisories

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

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-027
Date Published: 12 Feb 2008
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 2 Mar 2014
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-0109
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Word is a popular word processor.By sending a specially crafted Word document, an attacker can cause a memory corruption, and remotely execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed Word 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.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Word File Handling Memory Corruption (MS08-009) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Word file handling memory corruption (MS08-009)

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