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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2007.0731 -- [Win]
Microsoft ISA Server SOCKS4 Proxy Connection Leakage
27 September 2007
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Microsoft ISA Server 2004
Operating System: Windows Server 2003
Impact: Read-only Data Access
CVE Names: CVE-2007-4991
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ZDI-07-053: Microsoft ISA Server SOCKS4 Proxy Connection Leakage
September 20, 2007
- -- CVE ID:
- -- Affected Vendor:
- -- Affected Products:
ISA Server 2004 SP1
ISA Server 2004 SP2
- -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since September 20, 2007 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 4085. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:
- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to extract IP addresses
visited through the SOCKS4 Proxy on vulnerable ISA Server
installations. Authentication is not required to exploit this
This specific flaw exists when an empty packet is sent to the SOCKS4.
The server will return a packet containing the last IP address it
- -- Vendor Response:
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:
- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2006.01.30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007.09.20 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2007.09.20 - Coordinated public release of advisory
- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by CIRT.DK.
- -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI):
Established by TippingPoint, a division of 3Com, The Zero Day Initiative
(ZDI) represents a best-of-breed model for rewarding security
researchers for responsibly disclosing discovered vulnerabilities.
Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research
through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at:
The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is used.
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Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor, 3Com provides its
customers with zero day protection through its intrusion prevention
technology. Explicit details regarding the specifics of the
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patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the altruistic aim of
helping to secure a broader user base, 3Com provides this vulnerability
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who have a vulnerability protection or mitigation product.
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