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Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Excel Power Query Remote Code Execution

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-0803
Date Published: 1 Jul 2019
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 1 Jul 2019
Source:
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Excel Power Query
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel Power Query. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

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 Excel Power Query Remote Code Execution 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 Excel Power Query Remote Code Execution

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