Home Page | Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content | Skip to Search | Skip to Footer

Horde FTP Server Backdoor Arbitrary PHP Code Execution (CVE-2012-0209)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-842
Date Published:
Source: Horde
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Horde 3.3.12 Horde Groupware 1.2.10.
Vulnerability Description
An arbitrary PHP code execution vulnerability has been reported in Horde FTP server.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to a backdoor vulnerability in Horde 3.3.12 and Horde Groupware. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability via a specially http request. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code on the target.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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 Horde FTP Server Backdoor Arbitrary PHP Code Execution 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: Horde FTP Server Backdoor Arbitrary PHP Code Execution