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WordPress GDPR Compliance Plugin Privilege Escalation (CVE-2018-19207)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-1092
Date Published: 24 Oct 2018
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 7 Aug 2019
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-19207
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? WordPress GDPR Compliance Plugin prior to and including 1.42
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in WordPress GDPR Compliance Plugin. The vulnerability is due to a missing authorization at the "users_can_register" action. A remote authenticated attacker may exploit this vulnerability to gain administrator privileges.

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 GDPR Compliance Plugin Privilege Escalation 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 GDPR Compliance Plugin Privilege Escalation

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