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Lync Server Information Disclosure (MS14-032; CVE-2014-1823)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1588
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-032
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2014-1823
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R77
  • R76
  • R75
  • R71
  • R70
Who is Vulnerable?
Microsoft Lync Server 2010
Microsoft Lync Server 2013
Vulnerability Description
An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Lync Server fails to properly sanitize specially crafted content. The vulnerability is caused when Lync Server does not properly sanitize specially crafted content. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could potentially execute scripts in the user's browser to obtain information from web sessions.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: MS14-032

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

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.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Lync Server Information Disclosure (MS14-032) 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:  Lync Server Information Disclosure (MS14-032)