Check Point Local Privilege Escalation

medium Nessus Plugin ID 134890
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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


The remote host is running a version of Checkpoint Endpoint Security Initial Client. that is vulnerable to a local privilege escalation vulnerability. The vulnerability exists because vulnerable versions attempt to load a DLL that is placed in any PATH location on a clean install. An attacker could leverage this by creating a specially crafted DLL and placing it in any PATH location, when the victim installs Check Point Endpoint Security Initial Client, the DLL will be executed as that user. (CVE-2019-8461)


See the vendor advisory for workarounds.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 134890

File Name: check_point_sk161792.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 3/25/2020

Updated: 3/26/2020

Dependencies: checkpoint_endpoint_rac_installed.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-8461

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:checkpoint:remote_access_clients:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, SMB/Check Point Remote Access Client/98.6.1008.0/VerUI

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/26/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/31/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-8461