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Check Point Advisories

WordPress LearnPress Plugin Privilege Escalation

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-0254
Date Published: 30 Apr 2020
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Thursday 30 April, 2020
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the WordPress LearnPress Plugin Server. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with 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 LearnPress 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 LearnPress Plugin Privilege Escalation

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