Check Point Advisories

WordPress Suspicious File Upload (CVE-2020-12800)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0347
Date Published: 9 May 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 16 Jun 2020
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-12800
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote attacker can upload a malicious file to WordPress. Successful exploitation could result in the execution of arbitrary code in the security context of the web server.

Protection Overview

This protection detects 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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the WordPress Suspicious File Upload protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  WordPress Enforcement Protection.
Attack Information:  WordPress Suspicious File Upload

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