|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2019-0280|
|Date Published:||17 Feb 2019|
|Last Updated:||30 Oct 2019|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|| Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 2|
Microsoft Excel 2013 RT Service Pack 1
Microsoft Excel 2013 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft Excel Viewer
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2016 Click-to-Run
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
|Vulnerability Description||An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office Excel. The vulnerability is due to the inclusion of uninitialized memory when processing of parsed expressions in FORMULA records in Excel workbooks. Successful exploitation would allow the attacker to disclose sensitive information that may help in further attacks.|
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 Excel Parsed Expression Information Disclosure (CVE-2018-8246)