Check Point Advisories

Apache HTTP Server Request Smuggling (CVE-2020-9490)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-4091
Date Published: 26 Feb 2024
Severity: High
Last Updated: Wednesday 06 March, 2024
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-9490
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Apache HTTP Server versions 2.4.20 to 2.4.43
Vulnerability Description An HTTP request smuggling vulnerability exists in Apache HTTP Server. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

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 Apache HTTP Server Request Smuggling (CVE-2020-9490) 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:  Apache HTTP Server Request Smuggling (CVE-2020-9490)

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