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Nessus Scanners Scanning Attempt

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2021-0005
Date Published: 10 Jan 2021
Severity: High
Last Updated: 10 Jan 2021
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Servers
Vulnerability Description Nessus is a vulnerability scanning product. Remote attackers can use Nessus to detect vulnerabilities on a target 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 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Nessus Scanners Scanning 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:  Scanner Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Nessus Scanners Scanning Attempt

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