Check Point Advisories

Greenbone OpenVAS Security Scanner

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0971
Date Published: 6 Mar 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: Monday 24 April, 2023
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Greenbone OpenVAS is a vulnerability scanning product. Remote attackers can use Greenbone OpenVAS to detect vulnerabilities on a target server.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block OpenVAS vulnerability scanning attempts.

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 R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Greenbone OpenVAS Security Scanner 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:  Greenbone OpenVAS Security Scanner

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