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Category:   Application (Firewall)  >   FireWall-1/VPN-1 Vendors:   Check Point
Check Point FireWall-1/VPN-1 Management Functions Can Be Crashed By Remote Users Due to RDP Processing Flaw
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1002643
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 26 2001
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): VPN-1/FireWall-1 4.1 and Next Generation (NG)
Description:   Check Point reported a denial of service vulnerability in in VPN-1/FireWall-1 4.1 and Next Generation (NG). Remote users can cause certain management functions to be interrupted or to crash.

It is reported that certain Check Point Reliable Data Protocol (RDP) packets may be able to cause instability in certain management functions. On version 4.1 modules, some functions, such as logging and administrator communications, may crash. It is reported that on NG modules, encryption key processing may be briefly interrupted.

Check Point reports that "security is not compromised" and that the firewall continues to enforce the security policy and allows appropriate traffic.

This vulnerability was reported to Check Point by QinetiQ SHC Research.

For the vendor's advisory, see the Vendor URL.

Impact:   A remote user can cause certain firewall management functions to be interrupted or to crash.
Solution:   A fix for VPN-1/ FireWall-1 4.1 and Next Generation (NG) on all platforms is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (NT), Windows (2000)

Message History:   None.

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