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GNU Wget Arbitrary File Download


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0857
Date Published:
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
GNU Wget
Vulnerability Description
GNU Wget is a computer program that allows users to retrieve content from web servers. The program can be used by attackers to download arbitrary files via a specially crafted HTTP request.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to use Wget.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , 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 R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the GNU Wget Arbitrary File Download 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: Application Servers Protection Violation
Attack Information: GNU Wget Arbitrary File Download