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Check Point Advisories

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

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1315
Date Published: 13 Jan 2013
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2012-0308
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

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 DetailsThe 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.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Symantec Messaging Gateway Cross Site Request Forgery 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: Security Products Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Symantec Messaging Gateway Cross Site Request Forgery