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Joomla LDAP Information Disclosure (CVE-2017-14596)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0790
Date Published: 26 Sep 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 28 Jan 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-14596
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Joomla! version 1.5 to version 3.7.5
Vulnerability Description A LADP information disclosure vulnerability exists in Joomla!. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows an unprivileged remote attacker to extract all authentication credentials of the effected 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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Joomla LDAP Information Disclosure (CVE-2017-14596) 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 LDAP Information Disclosure (CVE-2017-14596)

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