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Check Point Advisories

Memcached Web-Servers Network Flood Denial of Service (CVE-2018-1000115)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-0154
Date Published: 6 Mar 2018
Severity: High
Last Updated: 11 Mar 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-1000115
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Memcached version 1.5.5.
Vulnerability Description A denial of service vulnerability exists over Memcached. This is due to the way Memcached handles UDP requests. A successful attack could lead to a denial of service.

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 Memcached Web-Servers Network Flood Denial of 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:  Application Servers Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Memcached Web-Servers Network Flood Denial of Service

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