Check Point Advisories

Nmap Scripting Engine Scanner Over HTTP Request

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2015-1072
Date Published: 3 Sep 2015
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 5 Feb 2017
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Web Servers
Vulnerability Description Nmap Scripting Engine is a vulnerability scanning product. Remote attackers can use Nmap Scripting Engine to detect vulnerabilities on a target server.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block Nmap vulnerability scanning attempts.

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 Nmap Scripting Engine Scanner Over HTTP Request 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:  Scanner Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Nmap Scripting Engine Scanner Over HTTP Request

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