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Fraudulent SSL Certificates Man-In-The-Middle


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1153
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: Research
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75 and above
Who is Vulnerable?

Web Browsers
Vulnerability Description
Fake SSL certificates may be used to carry out man-in-the-middle attacks against affected targets. Successful attacks would allow attackers to decrypt legitimate online traffic.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to use improperly issued certificates.

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 Fraudulent SSL Certificates Man-In-The-Middle 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:  Fraudulent SSL Certificates Man-In-The-Middle