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OpenSSL TLS DTLS Heartbeat Information Disclosure (CVE-2014-0160; CVE-2014-0346)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1336
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: OpenSSL
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2014-0160
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R77
  • R76
  • R75
  • R71
  • R70
Who is Vulnerable?
OpenSSL Project OpenSSL 1.0.1 prior to 1.0.1g
OpenSSL Project OpenSSL 1.0.2 prior to 1.0.2-beta2
Vulnerability Description
An information disclosure vulnerability exists in OpenSSL. The vulnerability is due to an error when handling TLS/DTLS heartbeat packets. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to disclose memory contents of a connected client or server.

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 R70 / R71 / R75 and above

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the OpenSSL TLS DTLS Heartbeat Information Disclosure 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 DTLS Heartbeat Information Disclosure