|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2009-118|
|Date Published:||12 May 2009|
|Last Updated:||8 Apr 2018|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular graphics software for preparing slides and presentations. A remote code execution 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 PowerPoint 4.0 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.|
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 Converter CoCollection Record Handling Error (MS09-017)