Check Point Advisories

Nessus Security Scanner

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1163
Date Published: 18 Mar 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: 2 Apr 2018
Source: IPS Research Team
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

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

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block Nessus 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 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Nessus Security Scanner protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Scanner Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Nessus Security Scanner

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