|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-073|
|Date Published:||27 Feb 2012|
|Last Updated:||27 Dec 2016|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||TCP Port 20/21 is normally used to transfer FTP traffic. Non-FTP traffic over this port may be used for malicious purposes. Many applications scan for open FTP ports for malicious purposes. Non-FTP traffic over port 20/21 may indicate an attempt to pass malicious traffic to or outside the network. There are cases in which certain traffic, although not intended for malicious use, is very unsafe, since it may transfer shellcode which is undetectable by IPS.|
This protection will detect and block non-FTP traffic over port 20/21.
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.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: FTP Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: Non-FTP Traffic Over Port 20/21