Microsoft .NET Framework CVE-2013-0001 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

2013-01-08T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-57124
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2013-01-08T00:00:00

Description

Description

The Microsoft .NET Framework is prone to a remote information-disclosure vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to bypass certain Code Access Security (CAS) restrictions and obtain sensitive information from the target system that may aid in further attacks.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 SP1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 SP2
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 SP3
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

Recommendations

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Vendor updates are available. Please see the references for more information.