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Vulnerability of Check Point Security Gateway: denial of service via HTTPS

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can send a malicious HTTPS packet to Check Point Security Gateway, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable software: GAiA, CheckPoint IP Appliance, IPSO, SecurePlatform, CheckPoint Security Appliance, CheckPoint Security Gateway.
Severity of this announce: 2/4.
Creation date: 17/11/2014.
Références of this computer vulnerability: CVE-2014-8950, sk98935, VIGILANCE-VUL-15655.

Description of the vulnerability 

The URL Filtering or Identity Awareness feature can be enabled on the Check Point Security Gateway product.

However, when a malicious HTTPS packet is received, a fatal error occurs.

An attacker can therefore send a malicious HTTPS packet to Check Point Security Gateway, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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This computer vulnerability alert impacts software or systems such as GAiA, CheckPoint IP Appliance, IPSO, SecurePlatform, CheckPoint Security Appliance, CheckPoint Security Gateway.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer threat alert is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of internet client.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security vulnerability.

Solutions for this threat 

Check Point Security Gateway: solution for HTTPS.
The solution is indicated in information sources.
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