Check Point Advisories

Novell File Reporter FSFUI Arbitrary File Retrieval (CVE-2012-4958)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1286
Date Published: 13 Jan 2013
Severity: High
Last Updated: 13 Jan 2019
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-4958
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A file retrieval vulnerability has been reported in Novell File Reporter. The vulnerability is due to lack of authorization on certain requests, resulting in the retrieval of the contents of a file. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a specially crafted request to the affected server. Successful exploitation would result in arbitrary file retrieval.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block malicious incoming requests.

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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Novell File Reporter FSFUI Arbitrary File Retrieval protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Application Servers Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Novell File Reporter FSFUI arbitrary file retrieval

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