Check Point Reference:CPAI-2012-637
Date Published: 16 Dec 2012
Severity: Medium
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-2494
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R75

Who is Vulnerable? Cisco Systems AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 2.x prior to 2.5.6005
Cisco Systems AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 3.0.x prior to 3.0.08057
Vulnerability Description A software downgrade vulnerability has been reported in Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to improper validation of the vpndownloader version. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to visit a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation can result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the currently logged in user.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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.

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Software Downgrade Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Cisco Protection Violation
Attack Information: Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Software Downgrade Code Execution