CVE-2017-17023

Current Description

The Sophos UTM VPN endpoint interacts with client software provided by NPC Engineering (www.ncp-e.com). The affected client software, "Sophos IPSec Client" 11.04 is a rebranded version of NCP "Secure Entry Client" 10.11 r32792. A vulnerability in the software update feature of the VPN client allows a man-in-the-middle (MITM) or man-on-the-side (MOTS) attacker to execute arbitrary, malicious software on a target user's computer. This is related to SIC_V11.04-64.exe (Sophos), NCP_EntryCl_Windows_x86_1004_31799.exe (NCP), and ncpmon.exe (both Sophos and NCP). The vulnerability exists because: (1) the VPN client requests update metadata over an insecure HTTP connection; and (2) the client software does not check if the software update is signed before running it.

Basic Data

PublishedApril 09, 2019
Last ModifiedOctober 03, 2019
Assignercve@mitre.org
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeCWE-345
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityMEDIUM
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactCOMPLETE
CVSS 2 - Base Score9.3
SeverityHIGH
Exploitability Score8.6
Impact Score10.0
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

CVSS 3 - Version3.0
CVSS 3 - Vector StringCVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 3 - Attack VectorNETWORK
CVSS 3 - Attack ComplexityHIGH
CVSS 3 - Privileges RequiredNONE
CVSS 3 - User InteractionNONE
CVSS 3 - ScopeUNCHANGED
CVSS 3 - Confidentiality ImpactHIGH
CVSS 3 - Integrity ImpactHIGH
CVSS 3 - Availability ImpactHIGH
CVSS 3 - Base Score8.1
CVSS 3 - Base SeverityHIGH
Exploitability Score2.2
Base SeverityHIGH

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationNcp-eNcp Secure Entry Client10.1132792***windows**
    2.3ApplicationSophosIpsec Client11.04*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Sophos Ipsec Client 11.04
Ncp-e Ncp Secure Entry Client 10.11

References

NameSourceURLTags
https://www.ncp-e.com/en/resources/download-vpn-client/#c8680https://www.ncp-e.com/en/resources/download-vpn-client/#c8680MISCVendor Advisory
https://www.ncp-e.com/fileadmin/pdf/service_support/release_notes/NCP_Secure_Clients/NCP_Secure_Entry_Client/NCP_RN_Win_Secure_Entry_Client_11_14_r42039_en.pdfhttps://www.ncp-e.com/fileadmin/pdf/service_support/release_notes/NCP_Secure_Clients/NCP_Secure_EntrCONFIRMVendor Advisory