The Vigil@nce team watches public vulnerabilities impacting your computers, and then offers security solutions, a vigilance database and tools to fix them.

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

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can generate an error in UserCheck of Check Point Security Gateway, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable systems: GAiA, CheckPoint IP Appliance, IPSO, SecurePlatform, CheckPoint Security Appliance, CheckPoint Security Gateway.
Severity of this threat: 2/4.
Creation date: 17/11/2014.
Références of this weakness: CVE-2014-8951, sk100505, VIGILANCE-VUL-15656.

Description of the vulnerability 

The UserCheck feature can be enabled on the Check Point Security Gateway product.

However, a redirect to the UserCheck page triggers a fatal error in uc_set_redirect_url().

An attacker can therefore generate an error in UserCheck of Check Point Security Gateway, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Full bulletin, software filtering, emails, fixes, ... (Request your free trial)

This security bulletin 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 cybersecurity announce 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 vulnerability alert.

Solutions for this threat 

Check Point Security Gateway: solution for UserCheck.
The solution is indicated in information sources.
Full bulletin, software filtering, emails, fixes, ... (Request your free trial)

Computer vulnerabilities tracking service 

Vigil@nce provides a system vulnerability announce. The Vigil@nce team tracks computer vulnerabilities impacting systems and applications.