Check Point VPN-1 IKE buffer overflow

vpn1-ike-bo (14150) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Check Point VPN-1 and Check Point VPN clients (SecuRemote/SecureClient) could allow an attacker to gain unauthorized access. An attacker may be able to compromise a VPN-1 server and client system running SecuRemote/SecureClient, and may be able to compromise the Check Point FireWall-1 server. Attackers will be able to run commands under the security context of the super-user, usually SYSTEM or root.


Gain Access


For vulnerability detection:

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For Virtual Patch:

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For Manual Protection:

There is no remedy or effective workaround for this vulnerability. Upgrading to the NG versions of VPN-1 Server and SecureRemote/Client will remove this vulnerability. In addition, VPN-1 users running 4.1 versions should upgrade to Service Pack 6, and NG users should upgrade to Feature Pack 2 or later.


Platforms Affected:

  • CheckPoint FireWall-1 4.1
  • CheckPoint FireWall-1 4.1 SP1
  • CheckPoint FireWall-1 4.1 SP2
  • CheckPoint FireWall-1 4.1 SP5
  • CheckPoint FireWall-1 4.1 SP3
  • CheckPoint FireWall-1 4.1 SP4
  • CheckPoint FireWall-1 4.1 SP5a
  • CheckPoint FireWall-1 Next Generation FP0
  • CheckPoint FireWall-1 Next Generation FP1
  • CheckPoint VPN-1 4.1 SP5a
  • CheckPoint VPN-1 Next Generation FP0
  • CheckPoint VPN-1 Next Generation FP1


Feb 04, 2004

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