Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Office Word Security Feature Bypass (CVE-2019-0540)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-1533
Date Published: 26 Nov 2019
Severity: High
Last Updated: 26 Nov 2019
Industry Reference:CVE-2019-0540
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Office
Vulnerability Description An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Word component of Microsoft Office. This vulnerability is due to improper handling of fields. Successful exploitation could cause an information disclosure.

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 Word Security Feature Bypass (CVE-2019-0540) 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 Word Security Feature Bypass (CVE-2019-0540)

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