Check Point Advisories

Apple Products SSLVerifySignedServerKeyExchange Security Feature Bypass (CVE-2014-1266)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1151
Date Published: 26 Mar 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: 26 Mar 2014
Source: CVE-2014-1266
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R75 and above

Who is Vulnerable? Apple TV prior to 6.0.2
iOS prior to 6.1.6
iOS prior to 7.0.6
Mac OS X 10.9 prior to 10.9.2
Vulnerability Description There exists a security feature bypass vulnerability in Apple products. The vulnerability is due to the SSLVerifySignedServerKeyExchange function in the Secure Transport feature not checking the signature in a TLS Server Key Exchange message. This vulnerability allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers by using an arbitrary private key for the signing step or omitting the signing step.

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.

Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apple Products SSLVerifySignedServerKeyExchange Security Feature Bypass 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:  SSL Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Apple Products SSLVerifySignedServerKeyExchange Security Feature Bypass

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