Check Point Advisories

Joomla Core com_admin Component SQL Injection (CVE-2018-6376)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-0103
Date Published: 11 Feb 2018
Severity: High
Last Updated: 12 Feb 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-6376
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Joomla 3.7.0 up to 3.8.3
Vulnerability Description A SQL injection vulnerability exists in Joomla Core com_admin component. The vulnerability is due to a lack of type casting on a variable used in a SQL statement. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to escalate their privilege.

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 Joomla Core com_admin Component SQL Injection 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:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Joomla Core com_admin Component SQL Injection

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