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vulnerability 5540

VPN-1: program execution by SecureClient

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can store a program on system, in order to make it run by SecureClient.
Vulnerable systems: CheckPoint SecureClient, CheckPoint SecuRemote, VPN-1, Kaspersky AV, Windows 2000, Windows NT.
Severity of this threat: 1/4.
Consequences of an attack: privileged access/rights.
Pirate's origin: user account.
Creation date: 19/01/2006.
Références of this weakness: TZO-012006, VIGILANCE-VUL-5540.

Description of the vulnerability

The SR_Watchdog.exe program runs the SR_GUI.exe graphical interface using CreateProcess() function:
  C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_GUI.exe

However, this path is not enclosed between quotes. When permissions permit it, an attacker can thus create a program with a short name:

This program is then run with SR_Watchdog.exe rights.
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