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Check Point Advisories

OpenSSL TLS Connection Record Handling Denial of Service - Ver2 (CVE-2010-0740)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-2441
Date Published: 28 Dec 2014
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 26 Nov 2017
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2010-0740
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description OpenSSL is an open-source library that implements Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol functionality. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability to create a denial of service condition. The vulnerability is due to an error in the OpenSSL ssl3_get_record() function when handling TLS connections. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw via a specially crafted TLS packet. Successful exploitation could result in termination of the affected service.

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 OpenSSL TLS Connection Record Handling Denial of Service - Ver2 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:  SSL Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  OpenSSL TLS Connection Record Handling Denial of Service - Ver2