Check Point Advisories

Novell GroupWise Client for Windows ActiveX Code Execution (CVE-2012-0439)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-1299
Date Published: 18 Feb 2013
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 16 May 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-0439
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the ActiveX control for Novell GroupWise Client for Windows. The vulnerability is due to an error in the affected ActiveX control. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target to view a specially crafted webpage. Successful exploitation could result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the currently logged in user.

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

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Novell GroupWise Client for Windows ActiveX Code Execution 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Novell GroupWise Client for Windows ActiveX code execution

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