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Check Point Advisories

Malicious Crypto Miner Downloader

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-0045
Date Published: 25 Jan 2018
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 8 Feb 2018
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Many malicious sites attempt to get users to download crypto miners. These miners will run in the background of the victims machines and highjack their CPU. A successful attack could lead to a loss of performance in the victims machine.

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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Malicious Crypto Miner Downloader protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Malicious Crypto Miner Downloader

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