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Check Point Advisories

SQL Authentication Bypass (CVE-2020-28172)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-0889
Date Published: 11 Oct 2020
Severity: High
Last Updated: Monday 05 April, 2021
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-28172
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description An SQL authentication bypass is an attack on the login procedure for servers who keep users profile in an SQL form. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects 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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the SQL Authentication Bypass protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  SQL Authentication Bypass

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