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computer vulnerability CVE-2014-8950

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.
Consequences of an intrusion: denial of service on server, denial of service on service.
Attacker's origin: internet client.
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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