Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Office Memory Corruption (MS16-015: CVE-2016-0022)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0053
Date Published: 9 Feb 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 6 Jun 2019
Source: Microsoft MS16-015
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-0022
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Word 2007
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft Office 2013 RT
Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
Microsoft Office for Mac 2016
Microsoft Word Viewer
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Microsoft Office improperly handles objects in memory while parsing specially crafted files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted file.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS16-015

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

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Office Memory Corruption (MS16-015: CVE-2016-0022) 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 Memory Corruption (MS16-015: CVE-2016-0022)

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