Vulnerabilities

A Vulnerability is a state in a computing system (or set of systems) which either (a) allows an attacker to execute commands as another user, (b) allows an attacker to access data that is contrary to the specified access restrictions for that data, (c) allows an attacker to pose as another entity, or (d) allows an attacker to conduct a denial of service.Advisories relating to Symantec products may be viewed here.

Microsoft .NET Framework CVE-2014-4062 ASLR Security Bypass Vulnerability

Risk:
High
Date Discovered:
August 12, 2014
Description:
Microsoft .NET Framework is prone to a security-bypass vulnerability. An attacker can leverage this issue to bypass certain security restrictions and execute arbitrary code by exploiting another vulnerability in the application.
Technologies Affected
  • Avaya Conferencing Standard Edition 6.0
  • Avaya Conferencing Standard Edition 6.0 SP1
  • Avaya Conferencing Standard Edition 6.0.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server 6.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server 6.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server 6.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Web Conferencing Server 6.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal 6.2
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
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 exploits.
  • Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
    To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, run the application with the minimal amount of privileges required for functionality.
  • Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
    Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.
  • Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
    Various memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable and randomly mapped memory segments) may hinder an attacker's ability to exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
References
Credits
Microsoft
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