|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2011-451|
|Date Published:||4 Oct 2011|
|Last Updated:||17 Feb 2016|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||A code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft office web components.The vulnerability is due to insecure design of certain methods within ActiveX controls. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a malicious web-page.Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the target system, in the security context of the logged-on user.|
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
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This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft Office Web Components arbitrary code execution