WatchGuard Firebox and Legacy RSSA Vclass CLI password format string

firebox-vclass-cli-format-string (10217) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


WatchGuard Firebox and Legacy RSSA (RapidStream) security appliances running Vclass software could allow a remote attacker to execute code on the system, caused by a format string vulnerability in the CLI (command line interface) binary. A remote attacker could supply a password containing malicious format strings, which would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges, once the password is submitted.


Gain Access


For Firebox and Legacy RSSA appliances running Vclass software:
Apply Vclass 3.2 Hotfix 2, as listed in the BugTraq Mailing List posting dated Fri Sep 27 2002 - 16:16:16 CDT. See References.

For Legacy RSSA appliances not running Vclass software:
Apply RSSA Appliance v. 3.0.2 Hotfix 31, as listed in the BugTraq Mailing List posting dated Fri Sep 27 2002 - 16:16:16 CDT. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • WatchGuard WatchGuard Firebox V10
  • WatchGuard WatchGuard Firebox V100
  • WatchGuard WatchGuard Firebox V60
  • WatchGuard WatchGuard Firebox V80
  • WatchGuard WatchGuard RapidStream 2000
  • WatchGuard WatchGuard RapidStream 4000
  • WatchGuard WatchGuard RapidStream 500
  • WatchGuard WatchGuard RapidStream 6000
  • WatchGuard WatchGuard RapidStream 8000


Sep 26, 2002

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