Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway URI Open Redirection Vulnerability



Date Discovered

April 10, 2012


Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway is prone to a URI open-redirection vulnerability because it fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input. An attacker can exploit this issue to spoof a UAG server or redirect legitimate network traffic intended for a UAG server. This may allow the attacker to masquerade as a legitimate server, aiding in further attacks.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 SP1
  • Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 Update 1


Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.

Set web browser security to disable the execution of script code or active content.
Since a successful exploit of this issue allows malicious code to execute in web clients, consider disabling support for script code and active content within the client browser. Note that this mitigation tactic might adversely affect legitimate websites that rely on the execution of browser-based script code.

Vendor updates are available. Please see the references for details.




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