Check Point Advisories

Check-Host Website Monitoring Service

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0400
Date Published: 9 May 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 9 May 2017
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Check-Host is a web service for checking the availability of hosts, DNS records, and IP addresses from different locations. It may be used to gather information on target servers as a preliminary stage before launching an attack.

Protection Overview

This protection detects 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 Check-Host Website Monitoring Service 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:  Check-Host Website Monitoring Service

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