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Apache Traffic Server ESI Plugin Cookie Header Information Disclosure (CVE-2018-8040)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-1267
Date Published: 26 Dec 2018
Severity: High
Last Updated: 17 Jul 2019
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-8040
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Apache Software Foundation Traffic Server prior to 6.2.3
Apache Software Foundation Traffic Server prior to 7.1.4
Vulnerability Description An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Apache Traffic Server. The vulnerability is due to improper restriction of access to the Cookie HTTP header within the ESI plugin. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to disclosure of sensitive information.

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 Apache Traffic Server ESI Plugin Cookie Header Information Disclosure 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:  Apache Traffic Server ESI Plugin Cookie Header Information Disclosure

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