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Joomla! mod_random_image Cross-Site Scripting (CVE-2020-15696)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-3216
Date Published: 19 Jan 2021
Severity: High
Last Updated: Tuesday 19 January, 2021
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-15696
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? CMS
Vulnerability Description A stored cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in Joomla! CMS Core. The vulnerability is due to improper validation of the link parameter in the mod_random_image module.

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 R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Joomla! mod_random_image Cross-Site Scripting (CVE-2020-15696) 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 Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Joomla! mod_random_image Cross-Site Scripting (CVE-2020-15696)

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