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Sophos Web Appliance SophosConfig Write Command Execution (CVE-2014-2850)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1510
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: Sophos 120230
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2014-2850
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R77
  • 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.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  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.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

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