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Advantech WebAccess Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-15705; CVE-2018-15707)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-1082
Date Published: 13 Nov 2018
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 5 Mar 2020
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-15705
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Advantech WebAccess 8.3.2
Vulnerability Description An arbitrary file write and remote code execution vulnerabilities exist in Advantech WebAccess software. The vulnerabilities are due to the lack of input validation when processing the 'folderpath' parameter in an HTTP POST request. Successful exploitation could lead to remote code execution on the target 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 Advantech WebAccess Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-15705) 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:  SCADA Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Advantech WebAccess Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-15705)

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