Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-0798)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-0847
Date Published: 10 Jul 2019
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 24 Jul 2019
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-0798
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft Office 2016
Vulnerability Description A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability by supplying a maliciously crafted OLE file to the affected target.

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-2018-0798) 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-0798)

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