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Vulnerability of Check Point Gaia: privilege escalation via SMB 8 Characters Password

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via SMB 8 Characters Password of Check Point Gaia, in order to escalate his privileges.
Impacted systems: GAiA, CheckPoint IP Appliance, CheckPoint Security Appliance.
Severity of this alert: 1/4.
Creation date: 27/06/2019.
Références of this alert: sk155172, VIGILANCE-VUL-29639.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via SMB 8 Characters Password of Check Point Gaia, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This computer threat bulletin impacts software or systems such as GAiA, CheckPoint IP Appliance, CheckPoint Security Appliance.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this security threat is low.

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

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer vulnerability alert.

Solutions for this threat 

Check Point Gaia: workaround for SMB 8 Characters Password.
A workaround is indicated in the information source.
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