OSI Security: CheckPoint Firewall VPN - Information Disclosure Mar 12 2012 01:57AM
Patrick Webster (patrick osisecurity com au)
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:

CheckPoint Firewall / VPN-1

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.



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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and consulting company based in Sydney, Australia. We provide internal
and external penetration testing, vulnerability auditing and wireless
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