Check Point Advisories

Netgear ProSAFE NMS300 Arbitrary File Upload (CVE-2016-1524; CVE-2016-1525)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0368
Date Published: 23 May 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2020
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-1524
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Netgear ProSAFE NMS300 and prior
Vulnerability Description An arbitrary file upload vulnerability exists in Netgear ProSafe NMS300. The vulnerability is due to inadequate access control and input validation error when accepting user uploaded files to control. A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted HTTP requests to the target server. Successful exploitation would allow execution of arbitrary code under the security context of SYSTEM.

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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Netgear ProSAFE NMS300 Arbitrary 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:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Netgear ProSAFE NMS300 Arbitrary File Upload

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