Check Point Advisories

VMware ESX and ESXi Server SOAP Request Handling Denial Of Service (CVE-2012-5703)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1292
Date Published: 27 Mar 2013
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 19 Dec 2017
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-5703
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

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.

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

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the VMware ESX and ESXi Server SOAP Request Handling Denial Of Service protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

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

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