Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-1201)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-1005
Date Published: 13 Aug 2019
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 13 Aug 2019
Source: Microsoft CVE-2019-1201
Industry Reference:CVE-2019-1201
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2
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 Office 2016 for Mac
Microsoft Word 2016 (32-bit edition)
Microsoft Word 2016 (64-bit edition)
Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016
Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office 2019 for 32-bit editions
Microsoft Office 2019 for 64-bit editions
Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac
Office 365 ProPlus for 32-bit Systems
Office 365 ProPlus for 64-bit Systems
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2019
Microsoft Office Online Server
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Word. 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 Word Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-1201) 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 Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-1201)

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