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Check Point Advisories

WordPress Userpro Plugin Authentication Bypass (CVE-2017-16562)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0953
Date Published: 12 Nov 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 12 Nov 2017
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-16562
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? WordPress Userpro Plugin <
Vulnerability Description An authentication bypass vulnerability exists in WordPress Userpro Plugin. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information and gain unauthorized access 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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the WordPress Userpro Plugin Authentication Bypass 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 Userpro Plugin Authentication Bypass

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