|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2009-028|
|Date Published:||13 Mar 2008|
|Last Updated:||Sunday 27 September, 2015|
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|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. The vulnerability is due to an error in Microsoft Excel that fails to properly validate rich text values when loading application data into memory. An attacker can exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system via a specially crafted Excel file.|
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 rich text handling code execution (MS08-014)