Microsoft SharePoint CVE-2016-0011 Security Bypass Vulnerability

2016-01-12T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-80032
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2016-01-12T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft SharePoint is prone to a security-bypass vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to bypass certain security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions; this may aid in launching further attacks.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1
  • Microsoft SharePoint 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.