OSI Security: CheckPoint Firewall VPN - Information Disclosure

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-03-19T00:00:00


CheckPoint Firewall VPN1 - Information Disclosure Vulnerability


[ Note: this is essentially a feature, but thought it may be useful for pen testers when deciding which system to attack. ]

Release Date: 12-Mar-2012

Software: CheckPoint Firewall / VPN-1 http://www.checkpoint.com/

Versions tested: NGX R65, R71. Other versions untested but likely affected.

Vulnerability discovered:

By sending a pre-authentication topology request to the VPN SecuRemote service, it is possible to obtain the firewall hostname name and logging or management station (such as SmartCenter) host name.

Vulnerability impact:

Low - Information disclosure potentially reveals the client naming scheme and the firewall management station hostname. Allows for specifically targeting attacks towards the enterprise firewall management server i.e. SmartCenter.

Vulnerability information:

By sending a certain query to the port 264/TCP on CheckPoint Firewall-1, the hostname is revealed. A Metasploit module is available to test for this vulnerability.


msf auxiliary(checkpoint_hostname) > set RHOST A.B.C.D msf auxiliary(checkpoint_hostname) > run

[] Attempting to contact Checkpoint FW1 SecuRemote Topology service... [+] Appears to be a CheckPoint Firewall... [+] Firewall Host: CPSYDFW1 [+] SmartCenter Host: CPSYDMGMTSVR [] Auxiliary module execution completed


None at this time.



Credit: This vulnerability was disclosed by Patrick Webster.


A metasploit module is available here:


Disclosure timeline: 14-Dec-2011 - Discovered during audit. 21-Dec-2011 - Added auxiliary module to the Metasploit Framework. 23-Dec-2011 - Notified vendor. No response. 12-Mar-2012 - Disclosure.

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