Check Point Advisories

Joomla Core Sterilizer Cross-Site Scripting Filter Privilege Escalation (CVE-2017-7985)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0393
Date Published: 7 May 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 13 Jul 2017
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-7985
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Joomla Core. Unauthorized remote attackers may leverage this vulnerability to gain administrative access to the vulnerable 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 Joomla Core Sterilizer Cross-Site Scripting Filter Privilege Escalation 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:  Joomla Core Sterilizer Cross-Site Scripting Filter Privilege Escalation

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