|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-642|
|Date Published:||21 Oct 2012|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|| Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems |
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
|Vulnerability Description||A denial of service vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Kerberos.|
|Update/Patch Avaliablecheckpoint||Apply patches from: MS12-069|
|Vulnerability Details||The vulnerability is caused when Microsoft Kerberos fails to handle a specially crafted session. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a specially crafted session request to the affected server. Successful exploitation would cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service condition.|
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.
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Windows SMB Protection Violation
Attack Information: Microsoft Kerberos NULL Dereference Denial of Service (MS12-069)