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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Office Information Disclosure (MS17-014: CVE-2017-0027)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0096
Date Published: 14 Mar 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-014
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0027
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Excel 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Excel 2013 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Excel 2013 RT Service Pack 1
Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011
Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
Excel Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2
Excel Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1
Vulnerability Description An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Microsoft Office improperly discloses the contents of its memory. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted file.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS17-014

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 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Office Information Disclosure (MS17-014: CVE-2017-0027) 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 Information Disclosure (MS17-014: CVE-2017-0027)