Check Point Advisories

Test-Cgi Remote Command Execution (CVE-1999-0070)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2003-49
Date Published: 11 Sep 1999
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Saturday 11 September, 1999
Industry Reference:CVE-1999-0070
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description The CGI program might be saved as the file "test.cgi" in the appropriate directory on a web server. Test-cgi program allows remote command execution. Remote attackers can exploit this vulnerability by passing a command as a parameter to the script which lists files on the server.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block 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 Test-Cgi Remote Command Execution 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:  Test-Cgi remote command execution

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