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IBM Platform Symphony SOAP Requests Processing Buffer Overflow (CVE-2013-5387)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-3627
Date Published:
Source: IBM Advisory 63517
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2013-5387
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
IBM Platform Symphony 5.2
IBM Platform Symphony 6.1.x
Vulnerability Description
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in IBM Platform Symphony.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to the way the product processes SOAP requests. A remote unauthenticated attacker can leverage this vulnerability by sending crafted SOAP requests to the server. Successful exploitation would result in a denial of service condition.

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 IBM Platform Symphony SOAP Requests Processing Buffer Overflow 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: IBM Platform Symphony SOAP Requests Processing Buffer Overflow