|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2008-117|
|Date Published:||12 Aug 2008|
|Last Updated:||30 Jun 2015|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular graphics software for preparing slides and presentations.Remote code execution vulnerabilities have been identified in Microsoft PowerPoint. The vulnerabilities are due to memory calculation errors in Microsoft PowerPoint when processing a malformed picture index in a specially crafted PowerPoint file. A remote attacker could trigger these flaws by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted PowerPoint file. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow execution of arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.|
This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed PowerPoint 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 PowerPoint Viewer memory allocation code execution (MS08-051)