Check Point response to CERT CA-2002-03 (Multi-vendor SNMP vulnerabilities)

From: Scott Walker Register (
Date: 02/21/02

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 18:16:15 -0500
From: Scott Walker Register <>

Check Point Statement on SNMP Vulnerability Test Suite (CERT CA-2002-03)

Recently, an automated suite was released which tests products for known SNMP vulnerabilities.

FireWall-1, by default, blocks all SNMP communication to, from, or across a FireWall-1 gateway.
SNMP communication is enabled only if the administrator writes a specific rule which allows the communication.

SNMP communication is not required for correct functionality of any Check Point products.

If SNMP monitoring of Check Point firewalls is needed, Check Point recommends that the FireWall-1 rule base tightly restrict SNMP communication and that all relevant operating system security patches be applied.

Check Point knows of no SNMP-related security issues in any of its products, and has
conducted an extensive review to ensure that none exist.

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