Check Point Security Gateway Denial of Service (sk161812)

high Nessus Plugin ID 134563
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The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


A denial of service (DoS) vulnerability exists in Checkpoint Security Gateway R80.30 when the Threat Prevention Forensics feature is enabled. An authenticated, local attacker can exploit this issue by implementing a specific copnfiguration of enhanced logging, to cause the system to stop responding.


See the vendor advisory for workarounds.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 134563

File Name: check_point_gaia_sk161812.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 3/13/2020

Updated: 3/16/2020

Dependencies: check_point_gaia_os_version.nbin

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-8462


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:check_point:gaia_os:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, Host/Check_Point/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/2/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/1/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-8462