Check Point Advisories

PUF UDP Flooder

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1740
Date Published: 3 Aug 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 30 Jul 2014
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R76
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Web Servers
    Vulnerability Description PUF UDP Flooder is a denial-of-service attack tool associated with malicious activity. The tool crafts and sends multiple UDP requests that can potentially cause an affected system to become temporarily unresponsive.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block UDP Flooding attempts made by PUF UDP Flooder.

    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.

    Security Gateway R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the PUF UDP Flooder protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
    2. Install policy on all modules.

    SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

    Attack Name:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
    Attack Information:  PUF UDP Flooder