Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Office OneNote URL Validation Error (MS08-055; CVE-2008-3007)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-138
Date Published: 9 Sep 2008
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Tuesday 09 September, 2008
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-3007
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Office OneNote is a tool for note-taking, information gathering, and multi-user collaboration that visualizes notes as a two-dimensional page. A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the way that Microsoft Office handles specially crafted OneNote files. The vulnerability is due to a validation error when a specially crafted uniform resource locator is passed to open a specially crafted OneNote file. A remote attacker might trigger this issue by persuading a user to click on a specially crafted uniform resource locator that references a specially crafted OneNote file. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow the attacker to gain complete control over an affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block 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 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Office OneNote URL Validation Error (MS08-055) 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:  Microsoft Office OneNote URL validation error (MS08-055)

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