Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Office Memory Corruption (MS16-148: CVE-2016-7289)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-1075
Date Published: 13 Dec 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 14 Jun 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-148
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-7289
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Publisher 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Vulnerability Description An Out-of-Bounds-Read 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 vulnerability by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted file that could grant an attacker remote code execution.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS16-148

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 Office Memory Corruption (MS16-148: CVE-2016-7289) 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 Office Memory Corruption (MS16-148: CVE-2016-7289)

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