Check Point Advisories

SNMP Enforcement

Check Point Reference: SBP-2007-03
Date Published: 2 Jan 2007
Severity: High
Last Updated: 25 Jan 2017
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is a protocol for remotely managing network devices. The SNMP Service allows the local computer to service incoming SNMP requests.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the malformed SNMP Requests.The detect mode makes it possible to track unauthorized traffic without blocking it.

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 R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the SNMP Enforcement 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:  SNMP Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Malformed SNMP data

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