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EMC AutoStart ftAgent.exe Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities (CVE-2012-0409)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-406
Date Published:
Source: EMC Advisory ESA-2012-020
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-0409
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
EMC AutoStart prior to 5.4.3
Vulnerability Description
Multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been reported in EMC AutoStart.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerabilities are due to a failure while validating user provided values. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a specially crafted message to the target EMC AutoStart service. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target or cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service condition.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to send malicious messages to the 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 Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities 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 Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities