Check Point Advisories

ASUSWRT AC53 Session Stealing Remote Command Execution (CVE-2017-6549)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-0705
Date Published: 15 Jul 2018
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 16 Jul 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-6549
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Asus RtAc53_Firmware
Vulnerability Description A remote command execution vulnerability exists in Asuswrt. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands 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 ASUSWRT AC53 Session Stealing Remote Command 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:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  ASUSWRT AC53 Session Stealing Remote Command Execution

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