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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-0243)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0378
Date Published: 9 May 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 9 May 2017
Source: Microsoft CVE-2017-0243
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-0243
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Business Productivity Servers 2010
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office software when the Office software fails to properly handle objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted file.

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 Office Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-0243) 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 Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-0243)