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Samsung Kies Arbitrary Command Execution (CVE-2012-3807)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-791
Date Published:
Source: Samsung Advisory
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-3807
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Samsung Kies prior to v2.5.0.12094_27_11
Vulnerability Description
An arbitrary command execution vulnerability has been reported in Samsung Kies.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of incoming requests. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to visit a specially crafted web page using an affected version of Internet Explorer. Successful exploitation would lead to arbitrary command execution in the security context of the logged-in user.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of malicious HTTP responses.

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 Samsung Kies Arbitrary Command Execution 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: Web Client Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Samsung Kies Arbitrary Command Execution