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Check Point Advisories

WordPress Display Widgets Plugin Spammers Backdoor

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0776
Date Published: 19 Sep 2017
Severity: High
Last Updated: 17 Oct 2017
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? WordPress Display Widgets Plugin version 2.6.X - 2.7.0
Vulnerability Description A backdoor vulnerability exists in WordPress Display Widgets Plugin. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows remote attackers to change the effected site's content.

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 Display Widgets Plugin Spammers Backdoor 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 Display Widgets Plugin Spammers Backdoor

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