Check Point Reference:CPAI-2014-1510
Date Published: 18 May 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:8 May 2014
Source: CVE-2014-2850
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R76
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Sophos Web Appliance prior to 3.8.2
    Vulnerability Description A command execution vulnerability has been reported in Sophos Web Appliance. The vulnerability is due to an error in the sanitization function. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by placing specially crafted data in a request.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

    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, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Sophos Web Appliance SophosConfig Write Command Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
    2. Install policy on all modules.

    SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

    Attack Name:  Security Products Enforcement Violation.
    Attack Information:  Sophos Web Appliance SophosConfig Write Command Execution