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HULK Denial of Service Tool


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1188
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: IPS Research Team
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75 and above
Who is Vulnerable?

Web Servers
Vulnerability Description
Hulk is a denial-of-service attack tool associated with malicious activity. The tool crafts and sends multiple HTTP requests that can potentially cause attacked systems to become temporarily unresponsive.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block multiple HTTP requests sent by Hulk over a short period of time.

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 HULK Denial of Service Tool 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:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Hulk Denial of Service Tool