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Weak Password Login Attempt Over SSH

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-0077
Date Published: 19 Feb 2020
Severity: High
Last Updated: 19 Feb 2020
Source:
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description SSH is an internet protocol that provides access to remote computers using a virtual terminal. A remote attacker may use an open SSH service to run arbitrary code on the victim 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

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Weak Password Login Attempt Over SSH 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:  SSH Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Weak Password Login Attempt Over SSH

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