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Check Point Advisories

GoldenEye Denial of Service Tool

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1189
Date Published: 30 Mar 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: 30 Mar 2014
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R75 and above

Who is Vulnerable? Web Servers
Vulnerability Description GoldenEye is a denial-of-service attack tool associated with malicious activity. The tool crafts and sends multiple HTTP requests that can potentially cause attacked systems to become temporarily unresponsive.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block multiple HTTP requests sent by GoldenEye over a short period of time.

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, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the GoldenEye Denial of Service Tool protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

Attack Name:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  GoldenEye Denial of Service Tool