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WordPress SEO Plugin Authentication Bypass

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-0316
Date Published: 1 May 2020
Severity: High
Last Updated: Friday 01 May, 2020
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Wordpress SEO Plugin
Vulnerability Description An access control weakness exists in the Wordpress SEO Plugin by Rank Math. The vulnerability is due to a lack of authorization verification on the updateMeta REST endpoint.

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 SEO 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  WordPress SEO Plugin Authentication Bypass

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