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PowerShell Empire Windows HTTP Reverse Shell

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0922
Date Published: 15 Nov 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 19 Nov 2017
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Windows
Vulnerability Description PowerShell Empire is a post exploitation tool. A successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code on the affected target.

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 PowerShell Empire Windows HTTP Reverse Shell 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 Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  PowerShell Empire Windows HTTP Reverse Shell

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