Microsoft Exchange Server CVE-2014-6319 Tokens Validation Security Bypass Vulnerability

2014-12-09T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-71437
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2014-12-09T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft Exchange Server is prone to a security-bypass vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to bypass certain security restrictions and gain unauthorized access; this may aid in launching further attacks. This issue may allow a remote attacker to carry out phishing-style attacks. The following versions are affected: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 6

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP3
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 6
  • 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 required. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of exploits.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for anomalous or suspicious activity. Monitor logs generated by NIDS and by the server itself for evidence of attacks against the server.

Permit privileged access for trusted individuals only.
Permitting access to vulnerable applications for trusted individuals only can reduce the risk of an exploit.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.