Check Point Advisories

WordPress Formidable Forms Plugin Remote Code Execution

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-1014
Date Published: 26 Nov 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 26 Nov 2017
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in WordPress Formidable Forms plugin. A remote attacker can upload and execute vulnerable shortcodes via crafted parameters. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on 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 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the WordPress Formidable Forms Plugin Remote Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  WordPress Enforcement Protection.
Attack Information:  WordPress Formidable Forms Plugin Remote Code Execution

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