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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Outlook AttachMethods Remote Code Execution (MS10-045; CVE-2010-0266)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2010-218
Date Published: 13 Jul 2010
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-045
Industry Reference:CVE-2010-0266
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Office Outlook 2002
Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Outlook is an e-mail application and a personal information manager.A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the way that Microsoft Office Outlook tries to verify attachments in a specially crafted e-mail message.The vulnerability is due to an error in Microsoft Office Outlook that fails to properly verify the file extension of an attachment in a specially crafted e-mail message. A remote attacker may exploit this issue by sending a specially crafted e-mail message containing an attachment to a user. When the user attempts to open the attachment, an attacker specified malicious executable file could be run.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS10-045

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to bypass the Outlook attachment filter.

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 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Outlook AttachMethods Remote Code Execution (MS10-045) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  SMTP Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Outlook AttachMethods Remote Code Execution (MS10-045)