Check Point Advisories

ntopng Network Analyzer Authentication Bypass (CVE-2018-12520)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-0570
Date Published: 12 Jul 2018
Severity: High
Last Updated: 12 Jul 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-12520
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? ntopng 3.4 before 3.4.180617
Vulnerability Description An authentication bypass vulnerability exists in ntopng network analyzer. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw by sending specially crafted packets to the affected server. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to hijack a user's session and escalating their access.

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 ntopng Network Analyzer Authentication Bypass 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  ntopng Network Analyzer Authentication Bypass

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