|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-128|
|Date Published:||10 Apr 2012|
|Last Updated:||14 Feb 2016|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability is caused due to insufficient validation of .wps files by the Microsoft Works Converter. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted file with an affected version of Microsoft Office. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system.|
This protection will detect and block the transferring of specially crafted WPS files.
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 Office WPS converter heap overflow (MS12-028)