|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2018-1596|
|Date Published:||5 Sep 2020|
|Last Updated:||5 Sep 2020|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?||Systemd-journald up to v240|
|Vulnerability Description||A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Systemd-journald. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the affected system.|
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.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: Systemd journald Privilege Escalation (CVE-2018-16864)