|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-1292|
|Date Published:||27 Mar 2013|
|Last Updated:||19 Dec 2017|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||A denial of service vulnerability exists in VMware ESX and ESXi server. The vulnerability is due to improper handling of certain SOAP requests in the vSphere API. A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending specially crafted messages to the affected server. Successful exploitation would result in a denial of service condition.|
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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Application Servers Protection Violation.
Attack Information: VMware ESX and ESXi Server SOAP Request Handling Denial Of Service