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Apple Products SSLVerifySignedServerKeyExchange Security Feature Bypass (CVE-2014-1266)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1151
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: Apple
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2014-1266
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75 and above
Who is Vulnerable?
Apple TV prior to 6.0.2
iOS prior to 6.1.6
iOS prior to 7.0.6
Mac OS X 10.9 prior to 10.9.2
Vulnerability Description
There exists a security feature bypass vulnerability in Apple products. The vulnerability is due to the SSLVerifySignedServerKeyExchange function in the Secure Transport feature not checking the signature in a TLS Server Key Exchange message. This vulnerability allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers by using an arbitrary private key for the signing step or omitting the signing step.

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 Apple Products SSLVerifySignedServerKeyExchange Security Feature 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 Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Apple Products SSLVerifySignedServerKeyExchange Security Feature Bypass