Check Point Reference:CPAI-2014-1495
Date Published: 18 May 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:8 May 2014
Source: CVE-2014-2849
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R76
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Sophos Web Appliance prior to 3.8.2
    Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability has been reported in Sophos Web Appliance. The vulnerability is due to errors in a change_password request when handling user input. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by placing specially crafted data in a change_password request.

    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.

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Sophos Web Appliance change_password Admin Password Privilege Escalation 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:  Security Products Enforcement Violation.
    Attack Information:  Sophos Web Appliance change_password Admin Password Privilege Escalation