|Check Point Reference:||CPSA-2004-03|
|Date Published:||1 Feb 2005|
|Last Updated:||20 Jul 2014|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) is an application layer distance vector routing protocol. Attacks on the BGP protocol may target either a vulnerability in the routing software/hardware used or attack the routing information of the network (for example, by vicious advertising routers). Authenticating BGP communication between peers enhances the security of BGP.|
This protection will detect and block BGP traffic that is non-MD5 authenticated, which is considered insecure.
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
Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:.
Attack Name: BGP Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: Non-MD5 authenticated BGP protocol detected on connection. Users of R55 will identify rule number 99179 on the SmartView Tracker for dropped unauthenticated BGP traffic.