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OpenSSL TLS Man-In-The-Middle Security Bypass (CVE-2014-0224)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1616
Date Published:
Severity:
Last Updated:
Source: IPS Research Team
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2014-0224
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R77
  • R76
  • R75
  • R71
  • R70
Who is Vulnerable?
OpenSSL Project OpenSSL prior to 1.0.1h
OpenSSL Project OpenSSL prior to 1.0.0m
OpenSSL Project OpenSSL prior to 0.9.8za
Vulnerability Description
A security bypass via ChangeCipherSpec (CCS) Injection vulnerability has been reported in older versions of OpenSSL. The vulnerability is due to a weakness in OpenSSL methods used for keying material. The vulnerability can be exploited through the use of a man in the middle attack, where an attacker may be able to decrypt and modify traffic in transit. A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by using a specially crafted handshake to force the use of weak keying material.

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 OpenSSL TLS Man-In-The-Middle Security Bypass 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:  SSL Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  OpenSSL TLS Man-In-The-Middle Security Bypass