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Problem Description

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall (Forcepoint NGFW) has a serious authentication vulnerability that potentially allows unauthorized users to bypass password authentication and access services protected by the NGFW Engine.

The vulnerability affects the following NGFW features when the LDAP authentication method is used as the backend authentication:
  • IPsec VPN
  • Browser-based user authentication
The vulnerability does not apply when any other backend authentication is used. The RADIUS authentication method is not vulnerable, for example.

The following NGFW Engine versions are vulnerable:
  • 6.4.0-6.4.6
  • 6.5.0-6.5.3
  • 6.6.0-6.6.1
Forcepoint has reserved CVE-2019-6143 to identify and track this issue with an assigned CVSSv3 Base Score of 9.1 (Critical). [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N]


To fix this vulnerability, upgrade to one of the following NGFW Engine versions:
  • 6.4.7 or higher
  • 6.5.4 or higher
  • 6.6.2 or higher
To prevent the vulnerability on affected NGFW versions, stop using the LDAP authentication method, and use an alternative method, such as RADIUS.

Keywords: vpn client for windows; vulnerability; cve-2019-6143; ldap authentication method

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