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Vulnerability of Check Point Endpoint Security Initial Client for Windows: executing DLL code

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can create a malicious DLL, and then put it in the current directory of Check Point Endpoint Security Initial Client for Windows, in order to execute code.
Impacted systems: CheckPoint Endpoint Security.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
Creation date: 30/08/2019.
Références of this alert: CVE-2019-8461, sk160812, sk161792, VIGILANCE-VUL-30209.

Description of the vulnerability 

The Check Point Endpoint Security Initial Client for Windows product uses external shared libraries (DLL).

However, if the working directory contains a malicious DLL, it is automatically loaded.

An attacker can therefore create a malicious DLL, and then put it in the current directory of Check Point Endpoint Security Initial Client for Windows, in order to execute code.
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This computer threat note impacts software or systems such as CheckPoint Endpoint Security.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this weakness alert is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of intranet server.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer weakness note.

Solutions for this threat 

Check Point Endpoint Security Initial Client for Windows: version E81.30.
The version E81.30 is fixed.
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