Check Point Advisories

Microsoft PowerPoint Converter SoundEntity Record Stack Corruption (MS09-017; CVE-2009-1128)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2009-108
Date Published: 12 May 2009
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 8 Apr 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2009-1128
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular graphics software for preparing slides and presentations. A stack corruption vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft PowerPoint. The vulnerability is due to a memory corruption error in Microsoft PowerPoint when reading sound data from specially crafted older PowerPoint 95 formatted files. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by convincing a victim to open a malformed PowerPoint file. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow execution of arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

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.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft PowerPoint Converter SoundEntity Record Stack Corruption (MS09-017) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft PowerPoint converter SoundEntity record stack corruption (MS09-017)

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