Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Office Web Components Arbitrary Code Execution (CVE-2009-1136)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2011-451
Date Published: 4 Oct 2011
Severity: High
Last Updated: 17 Feb 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2009-1136
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

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.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Office Web Components Arbitrary Code Execution 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Office Web Components arbitrary code execution

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