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Microsoft Office WordPerfect Document Converter Heap-based Buffer Overflow (CVE-2017-8744)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0786
Date Published: 25 Sep 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 15 Oct 2017
Source: Microsoft
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-8744
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft Office 2013 RT
Microsoft Office 2016
Vulnerability Description A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability exist in WordPerfect Document Converter component of Microsoft Office. The vulnerability is due to improper validation of the document data prior to copying it to a heap-based buffer. A remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability by enticing a victim user to open a maliciously crafted document.

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 Microsoft Office WordPerfect Document Converter Heap-based Buffer Overflow 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Office WordPerfect Document Converter Heap-based Buffer Overflow

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