Check Point Advisories

Microsoft SharePoint Server ViewScopes.aspx Security Bypass (MS08-077; CVE-2008-4032)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-181
Date Published: 9 Dec 2008
Severity: High
Last Updated: Tuesday 29 September, 2015
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-4032
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Windows SharePoint Services provide a platform for collaboration applications and document management. An elevation of privilege vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The vulnerability is due to an error in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server that incorrectly handles access control on a subset of administrative functions.A remote attacker may convince a user to browse to a SharePoint URL, bypassing authentication to a subset of administrative functions.Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in elevation of privilege within the SharePoint Site.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed SharePoint URL.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft SharePoint Server ViewScopes.aspx Security Bypass (MS08-077) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft SharePoint server ViewScopes.aspx security bypass (MS08-077)

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