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Microsoft Office WPS Converter Heap Overflow (MS12-028; CVE-2012-0177)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-128
Date Published: 10 Apr 2012
Severity: High
Last Updated: 14 Feb 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-0177
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

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.

Protection Overview

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.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Office WPS Converter Heap Overflow (MS12-028) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Office WPS converter heap overflow (MS12-028)

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