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TLS Invalid Cipher Suites Denial of Service


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1493
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: IPS Research team
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R77
  • R76
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?

TLS 1.1

TLS 1.2
Vulnerability Description
A denial of service vulnerability has been reported in servers using TLS protocol. The vulnerability is due to the server's inability to handle Invalid TLS cipher suites. Remote attackers can exploit this issue by sending specially crafted cipher suites to an affected server.

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 R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the TLS Invalid Cipher Suites Denial of Service 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:  TLS Invalid Cipher Suites Denial of Service