Alert - Vulnerability impacting Check Point Network Security Gateways (CVE-2024-24919)

Number: AL24-007
Date: May 31, 2024


This Alert is intended for IT professionals and managers.


An Alert is used to raise awareness of a recently identified cyber threat that may impact cyber information assets, and to provide additional detection and mitigation advice to recipients. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security ("Cyber Centre") is also available to provide additional assistance regarding the content of this Alert to recipients as requested.


The Cyber Centre is aware of a critical vulnerability (CVE-2024-24919) impacting Check Point Security Gateways with IPsec VPN blade enabled and in the Remote Access VPN community or with Mobile Access blade enabledFootnote 1. An unauthenticated threat actor can exploit this vulnerability to access sensitive information as superuser on the deviceFootnote 2Footnote 3. On May 29, the Cyber Centre published AV24-305 to encourage readers to patch at their earliest opportunityFootnote 4.

The Cyber Centre has received reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

The following Check Point products and versions are affected by this vulnerability:

  • Products:
    • CloudGuard Network
    • Quantum Maestro
    • Quantum Scalable Chassis
    • Quantum Security Gateways
    • Quantum Spark Appliances
  • Versions:
    • R77.20 (EOL)
    • R77.30 (EOL)
    • R80.10 (EOL)
    • R80.20 (EOL)
    • R80.20.x
    • R80.20SP (EOL)
    • R80.30 (EOL)
    • R80.30SP (EOL)
    • R80.40 (EOL)
    • R81
    • R81.10
    • R81.10.x
    • R81.20

Suggested actions

The Cyber Centre strongly recommends that:

  • Organizations using an affected device and version should ensure that the system is patched immediatelyFootnote 1.
  • All stored credentials and certificates present on the device should be reset or revoked both on the device and the enterprise environment.
  • Organizations disable unused, local VPN accounts.
  • Organizations should review connection logs to identify authorized connections from unknown sources.
  • Organizations should review and implement the Cyber Centre’s Top 10 IT Security ActionsFootnote 5 with an emphasis on the following topics:
    • Consolidating, monitoring, and defending Internet gateways.
    • Patching operating systems and applications.
    • Enforce the management of administrative privileges.
    • Segmenting and separating information.
    • Protecting information at the enterprise level.

If activity matching the content of this alert is discovered, recipients are encouraged to report via the My Cyber Portal, or email

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