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Microsoft SharePoint inplview.aspx Cross-Site Scripting (MS12-011; CVE-2012-0017)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-047
Date Published: 14 Feb 2012
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-0017
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R71
  • R70


  • IPS-1 NGX R65

  • Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
    Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1
    Vulnerability Description A cross-site scripting vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft SharePoint.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: MS12-011
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is caused due to an error in the way that SharePoint handles malicious JavaScript elements contained within a specially crafted URL. A remote attacker may exploit this issue by enticing a user to click a specially crafted URL which leads to a targeted SharePoint site. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to view user information that was not intended to be disclosed. An attacker may also leverage this vulnerability to issue SharePoint commands in the context of the authenticated user on the targeted SharePoint site.

    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.

    Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft SharePoint inplview.aspx Cross-Site Scripting (MS12-011) 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: SharePoint Enforcement Violation
    Attack Information: Microsoft SharePoint inplview.aspx cross-site scripting (MS12-011)

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