Check Point Advisories

WordPress Limit Login Attempts Plugin Authentication Bypass

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-0849
Date Published: 10 Jul 2019
Severity: High
Last Updated: 10 Jul 2019
Source:
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? WordPress Limit Login Attempts Plugin.
Vulnerability Description An authentication bypass vulnerability exists in WordPress Limit Login Attempts Plugin. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and the rate limiting service.

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 R75 / R77 / R80

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the WordPress Limit Login Attempts Plugin Authentication Bypass 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 Limit Login Attempts Plugin Authentication Bypass

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