Summary: SecuRemote will show whether a username is recognized during failed login attempts
Versions Tested: 4.1 SP4 (4185) VPN+Strong for Windows 2000 4.1 SP4 (4185) VPN+Strong for Windows NT
Description: During an authentication attempt in the VPN-1 SecuRemote Authentication dialog box, a failed login due to an incorrect username or password will result in different responses, depending on the nature of the failure. If the username is valid and the password is incorrect, SecuRemote will return a dialog box with the message "Access denied by FireWall-1 authentication". However, if the username is invalid, SecuRemote will return a dialog box with the message "User <unknown_user> not found". While this is not a security hole per se, it does allow someone to determine valid firewall usernames (given enough patience).
Vendor Status: Check Point was notified on October 16, 2001
David B. Kratter Mimeo.com, Inc. Quality Assurance Technical Engineer