Check Point Reference:CPAI-2013-004
Date Published: 8 Jan 2013
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2013-0013
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R70

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Windows Vista
    Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2008
    Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
    Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
    Windows 7
    Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
    Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
    Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows Server 2008 R2
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
    Windows 8
    Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
    Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
    Windows Server 2012
    Windows Server 2012
    Windows RT
    Windows RT
    Server Core installation option
    Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
    Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
    Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
    Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
    Vulnerability Description A security feature bypass vulnerability has been reported in the Microsoft Windows SSL/TLS.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS13-006
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to an error in the way Windows handle SSL/TLS session version negotiation. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by injecting specially crafted traffic into an SSL version 3 or TLS browsing session between Internet Explorer and a third-party server or a third-party client. Successful exploitation would allow the attacker to downgrade an SSL version 3 or TLS connection to SSL version 2, which supports weak encryption cyphers.

    Protection Overview

    IPS will detect and block attempts to inject malformed traffic into an SSL version 3 or TLS browsing session.

    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.

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft SSL and TLS Protocol Security Feature Bypass (MS13-006) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
    2. Install policy on all modules.

    SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
    Attack Name: OpenSSL Enforcement Violation
    Attack Information: Microsoft SSL and TLS Protocol Security Feature Bypass (MS13-006)