Check Point Advisories

Joomla Object Injection Remote Command Execution (CVE-2015-8562)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2015-1401
Date Published: 15 Dec 2015
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 23 Apr 2017
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2015-8562
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Joomla versions 1.5.x and 2.5.x
Vulnerability Description A remote command execution vulnerability has been reported in Joomla platforms. The vulnerability is due to lack of validation over input objects that can lead to remote code execution. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a malicious request to the victim. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability can result in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the target user.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update.For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Joomla Object Injection Remote Command Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Joomla Object Injection Remote Command Execution

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