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Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server XSS (MS12-061; CVE-2012-1892)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-409
Date Published:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-061
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-1892
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 Service Pack 1
Vulnerability Description
A reflected XSS vulnerability has been reported in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS12-061
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error in the way the .NET Framework improperly validates a request parameter on the Team Foundation Server site. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to click on a specially crafted link. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to spoof content, disclose information, or take any action that the user could take on the affected website on behalf of the targeted user.

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, 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 Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server XSS (MS12-061) 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 Server Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server XSS (MS12-061)