Holes in Firewall-1

Oct 05, 2007

Spanish security researchers have discovered several vulnerabilities in the "Firewall-1" security solution by software vendor Checkpoint, and are now questioning its Common Criteria EAL4+ certification.

Pentest penetration testers discovered various bugs in the form of buffer overflows in command line tools. The testers didn't even need to deploy code analysis tools, as they reveal in their analysis.

The subject of the test was Secure Platform R60, a distribution by vendor Checkpoint based on Red Hat Linux. Although the vulnerabilities were only local, the authors of the report still can't rule out remote attacks after analysis.

Although Checkpoint was notified of the vulnerabilities several months ago, a response has not been forthcoming, nor has an update of the firewall which can be used on various systems, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Solaris 8 through 10, and Windows 2000 Server.

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