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Symantec Messaging Gateway Save.do Cross Site Request Forgery (CVE-2012-0308)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1315
Date Published:
Source: Symantec Advisory SYM12-013
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-0308
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5.x
Vulnerability Description
A cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability has been reported in Symantec Messaging Gateway.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to errors while validating user input. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a specially crafted URI. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to create a new administrator user.

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 Symantec Messaging Gateway Save.do Cross Site Request Forgery 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: Security Products Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Symantec Messaging Gateway Save.do Cross Site Request Forgery