Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Word PlfLfo Structure Memory Corruption (MS08-072; CVE-2008-4024)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-171
Date Published: 9 Dec 2008
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Sunday 26 November, 2017
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-4024
Protection Provided by:

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

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Word is a popular word processing software. A remote code execution vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Word. The vulnerability is due to a memory corruption error in Microsoft Word that fails to properly handle specially crafted Word files. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted Word file. Successful exploitation of this issue may corrupt system memory allowing execution of arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed Word files over HTTP.

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 Word PlfLfo Structure Memory Corruption (MS08-072) 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 Word PlfLfo Structure Memory Corruption (MS08-072)

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