Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Office Web Components Multiple Buffer Overflows (MS08-017; CVE-2009-2496; CVE-2009-2493; CVE-2009-1534; CVE-2009-0562; CVE-2009-1136; CVE-2007-1201; CVE-2006-4695)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-035
Date Published: 11 Mar 2008
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 7 Aug 2016
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2009-2496
CVE-2009-2493
CVE-2009-1534
CVE-2009-0562
CVE-2009-1136
CVE-2007-1201
CVE-2006-4695
Protection Provided by:

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

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.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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 Office Web Components Multiple Buffer Overflows (MS08-017) 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Office Web Components buffer overflow (MS08-017)

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