Check Point Advisories

Novell File Reporter SRS Arbitrary File Retrieval (CVE-2012-4957)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1289
Date Published: 13 Jan 2013
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-4957
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

Who is Vulnerable? Novell File Reporter all versions at the time of writing
Vulnerability Description A file retrieval vulnerability has been reported in Novell File Reporter.
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to lack of authorization on certain requests. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a specially crafted request to the affected service. Successful exploitation could result in arbitrary file retrieval with SYSTEM privileges.

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.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Novell File Reporter SRS Arbitrary File Retrieval 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: Peer to Peer
Attack Information: Novell File Reporter SRS Arbitrary File Retrieval

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