|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2017-0858|
|Date Published:||20 Oct 2017|
|Last Updated:||8 Jan 2018|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?||Microsoft Office|
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability is due to the DDE feature that allows an Office application to load data from other Office applications. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user to open a specially crafted email message in Microsoft Outlook. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result to take control of an affected system.|
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.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft Office DDE Remote Code Execution