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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Word Memory Corruption (CVE-2017-11854)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0902
Date Published: 14 Nov 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 14 Nov 2017
Source: Microsoft CVE-2017-11854
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-11854
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office software. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Microsoft Office improperly handles 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 R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Word Memory Corruption (CVE-2017-11854) 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 Word Memory Corruption (CVE-2017-11854)