|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2014-1495|
|Date Published:||30 Apr 2014|
|Last Updated:||10 Feb 2019|
|Protection Provided by:||
|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.|
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.
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