Check Point Advisories

Joomla Remote Code Execution (CVE-2020-11890)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-1150
Date Published: 16 Nov 2020
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 16 Nov 2020
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-11890
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Joomla! prior to 3.9.17
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Joomla. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

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 Joomla Remote Code Execution (CVE-2020-11890) 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:  Joomla Remote Code Execution (CVE-2020-11890)

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