Check Point Advisories

SSLv3 Deprecated Version

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2023-0093
Date Published: 22 Mar 2023
Severity: High
Last Updated: Wednesday 22 March, 2023
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is cryptographic protocols that provide security for communications over networks such as the Internet. SSL encrypts the segments of network connections at the Application Layer to ensure secure end-to-end transit at the Transport Layer. SSL version 3 is an older implementation of the protocol which is still commonly used. Only SSLV3 will be detected by this detection.

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 R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the SSLv3 Deprecated Version 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:  SSL Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  SSLv3 Deprecated Version

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