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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Check Point VPN-1 R55, R65, and other versions, when Port Address Translation (PAT) is used, allows remote attackers to discover intranet IP addresses via a packet with a small TTL, which triggers an ICMP_TIMXCEED_INTRANS (aka ICMP time exceeded in-transit) response containing an encapsulated IP packet with an intranet address, as demonstrated by a TCP packet to the firewall management server on port 18264.

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE

CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published