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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Graphics Component Memory Corruption (MS16-099: CVE-2016-3318; CVE-2017-8510)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0679
Date Published: 9 Aug 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 13 Jun 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-3318
CVE-2017-8510
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office 2013 RT Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office 2016
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Microsoft Office handles objects in memory while parsing specially crafted RTF files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a user to open a specially crafted file and by convincing the user to open the file in an affected version of Microsoft Office software.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS16-099

Protection Overview

This protection detects 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 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Graphics Component Memory Corruption (MS16-099: CVE-2016-3318) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Graphics Component Memory Corruption (MS16-099: CVE-2016-3318)