Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Publisher File Conversion TextBox Buffer Overflow (MS10-023; CVE-2010-0479)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2010-059
Date Published: 13 Apr 2010
Severity: High
Last Updated: Monday 31 December, 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2010-0479
Protection Provided by:

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

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application for creating marketing materials, managing customer lists and more. A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Publisher. The vulnerability is due to an error in Microsoft Publisher that fails to properly handle malformed Publisher files. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by convincing the victim to open a specially crafted Publisher file. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow execution of arbitrary code once the malformed file is opened on a vulnerable 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 Publisher File Conversion TextBox Buffer Overflow (MS10-023) 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 Publisher File Conversion TextBox Buffer Overflow (MS10-023)

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