Check Point Advisories

OpenVAS Security Scanner

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0971
Date Published: 6 Mar 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: 4 Mar 2019
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Servers
Vulnerability Description OpenVAS is a vulnerability scanning product. Remote attackers can use OpenVAS to detect vulnerabilities on a target server.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block OpenVAS vulnerability scanning attempts.

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

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the OpenVAS Security Scanner 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:  Scanner Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  OpenVAS Security Scanner

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