Check Point Advisories

SSH Brute Force Login Attempt

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-0078
Date Published: 19 Feb 2020
Severity: High
Last Updated: 19 Feb 2020
Source:
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by using brute force login attempt. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to gain unauthorized access to the server.

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 SSH Brute Force Login Attempt 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:  SSH Brute Force Login Attempt

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