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Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-8161)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-0444
Date Published: 8 May 2018
Severity: High
Last Updated: 20 Jan 2019
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-8161
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
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 Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2013 RT Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Word 2016 (32-bit edition)
Microsoft Word 2016 (64-bit edition)
Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016
Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2
Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1
Vulnerability Description A vulnerability exists in Office. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Microsoft Office improperly discloses the contents of its memory. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted mail.

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 Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-8161) 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:  SMTP Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-8161)

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