Check Point Advisories

Fraudulent SSL Certificates Man-In-The-Middle

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1153
Date Published: 18 Mar 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: 18 Mar 2014
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R75 and above

Who is Vulnerable?
Web Browsers
Vulnerability Description Fake SSL certificates may be used to carry out man-in-the-middle attacks against affected targets. Successful attacks would allow attackers to decrypt legitimate online traffic.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to use improperly issued certificates.

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 Fraudulent SSL Certificates Man-In-The-Middle 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 Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Fraudulent SSL Certificates Man-In-The-Middle

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