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CheckPoint Firewall-1 SecuRemote Topology Service Hostname Disclosure

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CheckPoint Firewall-1 SecuRemote Topology Service Hostname Disclosure



This module sends a query to the port 264/TCP on CheckPoint Firewall-1 firewalls to obtain the firewall name and management station (such as SmartCenter) name via a pre-authentication request. The string returned is the CheckPoint Internal CA CN for SmartCenter and the firewall host. Whilst considered "public" information, the majority of installations use detailed hostnames which may aid an attacker in focusing on compromising the SmartCenter host, or useful for government, intelligence and military networks where the hostname reveals the physical location and rack number of the device, which may be unintentionally published to the world.


  • aushack <patrick@osisecurity.com.au>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/gather/checkpoint_hostname
msf auxiliary(checkpoint_hostname) > show actions
msf auxiliary(checkpoint_hostname) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(checkpoint_hostname) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(checkpoint_hostname) > run 

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