Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Word WPD Remote Code Execution (MS13-091; CVE-2013-1324; CVE-2013-1325)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-2913
Date Published: 12 Nov 2013
Severity: High
Last Updated: 14 Feb 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2013-1324
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that affected Microsoft Office software parses WordPerfect files. The vulnerability is caused when Microsoft Office does not properly process a specially crafted WordPerfect file. Exploitation of this vulnerability requires a user to open a specially crafted file with an affected version of Microsoft Office software.

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 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Word WPD Remote Code Execution (MS13-091) 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 Word WPD Remote Code Execution (MS13-091)

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