Microsoft Exchange Server CVE-2014-6336 Tokens Validation URI Redirection Vulnerability

ID SMNTC-71443
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2014-12-09T00:00:00



Microsoft Exchange Server is prone to a URI-redirection vulnerability. An attacker can leverage this issue by constructing a crafted URI and enticing a user to follow it. When an unsuspecting victim follows the link, they may be redirected to an attacker-controlled site; this may aid in phishing attacks. Other attacks are possible. The following versions are affected: Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 6

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 6
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 SP1


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.