|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2008-037|
|Date Published:||11 Mar 2008|
|Last Updated:||27 Sep 2015|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||Microsoft Excel is a popular spreadsheet application. A remote code execution vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Excel. A remote attacker could exploit this issue via a malformed Excel file. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability 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 data validation record processing code execution (MS08-014)