Check Point Advisories

Suspicious Microsoft Publisher Mail Attachment

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0796
Date Published: 14 Sep 2016
Severity: High
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2018
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Office Publisher files might contain a malicious downloader. A remote attacker could send spam e-mails including those downloaders, and use social engineering in order to convince users to manually enable them. This would allow the malicious code to run and infect the target system.

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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Suspicious Microsoft Publisher Mail Attachment 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:  Phishing Enforcement Protection.
Attack Information:  Suspicious Microsoft Publisher Mail Attachment

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