Check Point Advisories

Fake Software Update Webpage

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2021-0258
Date Published: 2 May 2021
Severity: High
Last Updated: 2 May 2021
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A misleading web page, disguising as an update message, is used to trick a user into installing malware, leading to loss of data, or allowing the attacker to run arbitrary code on the infected 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 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Fake Software Update Webpage 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:  Exploit Kit.
Attack Information:  Fake Software Update Webpage

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