Check Point Advisories

WordPress Core Authenticated Cross-Site Scripting (CVE-2016-1564)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0650
Date Published: 25 Jul 2016
Severity: High
Last Updated: 14 Jul 2017
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-1564
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? WordPress before 4.4.1
Vulnerability Description A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in WordPress core. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow remote attackers to inject an arbitrary web script into the affected system.

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 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the WordPress Core Authenticated Cross-Site Scripting 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:  WordPress Enforcement Protection.
Attack Information:  WordPress Core Authenticated Cross-Site Scripting

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