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Microsoft Dynamic AX Enterprise Portal Cross-site Scripting (MS12-040; CVE-2012-1857)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-260
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-040
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-1857
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
IPS-1
  • IPS-1
  • IPS-1 NGX R65
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Enterprise Portal
Vulnerability Description
A cross-site scripting vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS12-040
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal handles malicious JavaScript elements contained within a specially crafted URL. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a specially crafted URL that takes the user to a targeted Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal site. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to read content that he or she is not authorized to read. An attacker could also use the target's identity to take actions, such as change permissions and delete content, on the Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal site, and inject malicious content in the browser of the target user.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to open a specially crafted URL.

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 Dynamic AX Enterprise Portal Cross-site Scripting (MS12-040) 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: Microsoft Dynamic AX Enterprise Portal Cross-site Scripting (MS12-040)

IPS-1 NGX R65 & IPS-1

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS-1 Policy Manager, click on the Protection tab.
  2. In the Protection tree, click Application Intelligence > WWW2 , and select the XSS Attacks protection group.
  3. Click "Microsoft Dynamic AX Enterprise Portal Cross-site Scripting (MS12-040)".
  4. In the configuration pane, under Settings, check Active.
  5. Click on Install Policy.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
Upon attack, the following entries will be logged:

Alert Name: XSS Attacks.
Description: Microsoft Dynamic AX Enterprise Portal Cross-site Scripting (MS12-040).