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HTTP Suspicious Linux Etc Paths (CVE-2020-13448)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-0247
Date Published: 14 May 2020
Severity: High
Last Updated: 15 Jul 2021
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-13448
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? HTTP protocol
Vulnerability Description Linux sub-directory etc is a folder which contain all your system configuration file. A remote attacker may create a malicious HTTP request to obtain 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 HTTP Suspicious Linux Etc Paths 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 Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  HTTP Suspicious Linux Etc Paths

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