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RE: Pentesting Old unsupported Firewall Appliances
From: "Clemens, Dan" <Dan.Clemens () healthsouth com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:22:57 -0500


On 11/06/07, Harold Castro <b0ydaem0n () yahoo com> wrote:
Since I'm doing an external black box pentest, I have to rely on some 
tools for OS fingerprinting. Nmap guesses it to be either Nokia IPSO 
4.0 or 4.1Build19.
Now I tried googling for that particular appliance
(IP650) and I found out that the appliance is too old as its existence

dates back as early as 1999. I'm having a hard time trying to find 
anything that can be useful for this

IP650 is the hardware model.
The IP650 model is fairly old, but you can still run newer versions of
IPSO (operating system) on it.

IPSO 4.1Buildxxx would be the operating system version and Checkpoint is
the application running on the operation system.

IPSO is a bsd based os and IPSO Build019 was released on 09/21/2006.

The most recent IPSO build/rev is IPSO 4.2 Build 041 which was released
on 05/24/2007.

I don't recall there being any real security issues with IPSO since this
release but I could be wrong.
Most IPSO updates & enhancements don't focus around security bug fixes
but functionality bug fixes.

Assuming your results are correct it may be more accurate that the
firewall device is doing port forwarding to another system for the other
results that had been mentioned.

If I was doing this assessment I wouldn't worry that much about the IPSO
rev level, but what services are open on this box remotely from the
internet and vulnerabilities in other hosts (and or problems in the
checkpoint rev running on the ipso).

Hope this information helps.

Daniel Clemens

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