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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-0199)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0251
Date Published: 11 Apr 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 9 May 2017
Source: Microsoft CVE-2017-0199
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0199
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2016 (32-bit edition)
Microsoft Office 2016 (64-bit edition)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Outlook. The vulnerability is due to the way that Microsoft Outlook parses specially crafted email messages. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result to take control of an affected 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 R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-0199) 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 Outlook Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-0199)