Check Point Advisories

WordPress Core Local File Inclusion Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-8942)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-0233
Date Published: 20 Feb 2019
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 31 Mar 2019
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2019-8942
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? WordPress before 5.0.1
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in WordPress Core. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker with at least author privileges to execute arbitrary code on the target server.

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 Core Local File Inclusion Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-8942) 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 Core Local File Inclusion Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-8942)

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