|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2008-035|
|Date Published:||11 Mar 2008|
|Last Updated:||Sunday 07 August, 2016|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||Microsoft Office Web Components are a collection of Component Object Model (COM) controls for publishing spreadsheets, charts, and databases to the Web, and for viewing the published components on the Web. A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Office Web Components. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted Web page. Successful exploitation could result in execution of arbitrary code on the affected system.|
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
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This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft Office Web Components buffer overflow (MS08-017)