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Vulnerability of VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient: cached authentication

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

Authentication data stored by VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient can be read from the registry.
Impacted products: CheckPoint SecureClient, CheckPoint SecuRemote, VPN-1.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Creation date: 07/02/2008.
Références of this threat: BID-27675, CVE-2008-0662, sk34315, VIGILANCE-VUL-7557.

Description of the vulnerability 

Users of VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient can enable the Auto Local Logon option, which stores authentication credentials in the registry.

However, access permissions to the registry key are "Full control" for "Everyone". All local users can thus read the key.

An attacker, with an access victim's registry, can therefore use his authentication credentials to access to the VPN.
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This computer weakness note impacts software or systems such as CheckPoint SecureClient, CheckPoint SecuRemote, VPN-1.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this security bulletin is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of physical access.

A proof of concept or an attack tool is available, so your teams have to process this alert. An attacker with a specialist ability can exploit this weakness announce.

Solutions for this threat 

VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient: R60 HFA_02 Supplement 2.
SecuRemote/SecureClient NGX R60 HFA_02 Supplement 2 is available:
  http://checkpoint.com/downloads/quicklinks/downloads_sr.html
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