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Microsoft SharePoint Help Page Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

Risk

Medium

Date Discovered

June 8, 2010

Description

Microsoft SharePoint is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability. A remote attacker can exploit this issue to crash the affected application, denying service to legitimate users.

Technologies Affected

  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Web Conferencing Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 4
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 5
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 1.1
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 2.0
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 3.0
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 3.1
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 SP1
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 SP2
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 x64
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 x64 SP1
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 x64 SP2

Recommendations

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.

If global access isn't needed, block access at the network perimeter to computers hosting the vulnerable application.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.

Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity such as unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.
The vendor has released an advisory and updates. Please see the references for details.

Credits

Rik Jones of the Dallas County Community College District
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