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Microsoft Exchange Server CVE-2015-1771 Cross Site Request Forgery Vulnerability

Risk

Medium

Date Discovered

June 9, 2015

Description

Microsoft Exchange Server is prone to a cross-site request-forgery vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to perform unauthorized actions in the context of a logged-in user of the affected application. This may aid in other attacks.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 8
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 SP1

Recommendations

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

Filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary if global access isn't needed. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Attackers may successfully exploit client flaws in the browser through cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. When possible, run client software as regular user accounts with limited access to system resources. This may limit the immediate consequences of client-side vulnerabilities.

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

Deploy NIDS to detect and block attacks and anomalous activity such as requests containing suspicious URI sequences. Since the webserver may log such requests, review logs regularly.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

Web users should be cautious about following links to websites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

Credits

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