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Novell File Reporter FSFUI Arbitrary File Retrieval (CVE-2012-4958)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1286
Date Published:
Source: Security Focus Advisory 56579
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-4958
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Novell File Reporter all versions at the time of writing
Vulnerability Description
A file retrieval vulnerability has been reported in Novell File Reporter.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to lack of authorization on certain requests, resulting in the retrieval of the contents of a file. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a specially crafted request to the affected server. Successful exploitation would result in arbitrary file retrieval.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block malicious incoming requests.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Novell File Reporter FSFUI Arbitrary File Retrieval protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Application Servers Protection Violation
Attack Information: Novell File Reporter FSFUI Arbitrary File Retrieval