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Acunetix Web Scanner Privilege Escalation (CVE-2015-4027)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2015-1462
Date Published: 28 Mar 2021
Severity: High
Last Updated: 28 Mar 2021
Industry Reference:CVE-2015-4027
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 10
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to 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 Acunetix Web Scanner Privilege Escalation (CVE-2015-4027) 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:  Acunetix Web Scanner Privilege Escalation (CVE-2015-4027)

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