Check Point Advisories

GNU Wget Arbitrary File Download

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0857
Date Published: 3 Feb 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

Who is Vulnerable? GNU Wget
Vulnerability Description GNU Wget is a computer program that allows users to retrieve content from web servers. The program can be used by attackers to download arbitrary files via a specially crafted HTTP request.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to use Wget.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the GNU Wget Arbitrary File Download 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: Application Servers Protection Violation
Attack Information: GNU Wget Arbitrary File Download

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