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Check Point Advisories

Sophos Web Appliance change_password Admin Password Privilege Escalation (CVE-2014-2849)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1495
Date Published: 30 Apr 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2017
Source: Sophos 120230
Industry Reference:CVE-2014-2849
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Sophos Web Appliance prior to 3.8.2
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability has been reported in Sophos Web Appliance. The vulnerability is due to errors in a change_password request when handling user input. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by placing specially crafted data in a change_password request.

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, 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 Sophos Web Appliance change_password Admin Password Privilege Escalation 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:  Security Products Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Sophos Web Appliance change_password Admin Password Privilege Escalation