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Check Point VPN-1 information disclosure vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#992585

Original Release Date: 2008-03-18 | Last Revised: 2008-03-18


The Check Point VPN-1 firewall contains an information disclosure vulnerability that may allow an authenticated attacker to access data that they are not authorized to access.


The Check Point VPN-1 is an application layer firewall that supports remote and site-to-site virtual private networks (VPN).

From Check Point Solution ID sk34579
This issue occurs in the following scenario:
Remote Access Client (C) connects to a gateway (A). A site-to-site VPN tunnel exists between gateways (A) and (B). If the Remote Access Client (C) has an IP address which is also defined in the encryption domain of gateway (B), collisions occur: new connections meant for the afore-mentioned IP address in the encryption domain of gateway (B) would be incorrectly transferred to the Remote Access Client (C). Existing connections are not affected.


A remote, authenticated attacker may be able to intercept data that they are not authorized to access.



Check Point has released an update to address this vulnerability. Administrators should see Check Point Solution ID sk34579 for information about how to obtain fixed software.

Restrict access to internal network applications

Using application based access controls and encryption will mitigate this vulnerability by preventing a remote attacker from decrypting or accessing any data received from exploiting this vulnerability.

Vendor Information


Check Point Software Technologies Affected

Updated:  March 18, 2008



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


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Thanks to Robert Mitchell of Pursecurity and Check Point for information that was used in this report.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 2.36
Date Public: 2008-03-18
Date First Published: 2008-03-18
Date Last Updated: 2008-03-18 17:47 UTC
Document Revision: 30

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