|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-790|
|Date Published:||13 Nov 2012|
|Last Updated:||15 May 2018|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Excel. The vulnerability is due to an error in Microsoft Excel while handling specially crafted Excel files. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted Excel file. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target.|
This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed Excel files over HTTP.
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 Excel malformed file memory corruption (MS12-076)