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EMC AutoStart ftAgent.exe Null Byte Write (CVE-2012-0409)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-421
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: ZDI-12-116
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-0409
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
EMC AutoStart prior to 5.4.3
Vulnerability Description
A memory corruption vulnerability has been reported in EMC AutoStart.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is caused by a failure to validate a user controlled value. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a malicious request message with an overly large value to the target. Successful exploitation would result in arbitrary code execution.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of malicious messages to the target server.

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 EMC AutoStart ftAgent.exe Null Byte Write 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: Application Servers Protection Violation
Attack Information: EMC AutoStart ftAgent.exe Null Byte Write