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LibreOffice Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-9848)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-1869
Date Published: 26 Feb 2020
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 26 Feb 2020
Industry Reference:CVE-2019-9848
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? LibreOffice LibreOffice prior to 6.2.5
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in LibreOffice. The vulnerability is due to the document event feature being permitted to execute LibreLogo scripts, which permits the execution of Python code. A remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability by enticing a user to open a specially crafted office document. Successful exploitation could result in arbitrary code execution under the security context of the user.

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 LibreOffice Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-9848) 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  LibreOffice Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-9848)

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