Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-1448)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-1770
Date Published: 27 Feb 2020
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Sunday 31 October, 2021
Industry Reference:CVE-2019-1448
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Excel 2010
Microsoft Excel 2013
Microsoft Excel 2013
Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Office 2019
Microsoft Office 2019
Microsoft Office 365 proplus
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel. 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 R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-1448) 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 Excel Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-1448)

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