|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-079|
|Date Published:||5 Mar 2012|
|Last Updated:||1 Sep 2016|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|| Microsoft Office Publisher 2003|
Microsoft Office Publisher 2007
|Vulnerability Description||A memory corruption vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Publisher. The vulnerability is due to the way Microsoft Publisher does not properly handle memory for function pointers while parsing specially crafted Publisher files. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a web-page containing a malformed Publisher file. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to take complete control over the target system.|
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.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft Publisher function pointer overwrite (MS11-091)