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yWorks yEd Desktop Remote Code Execution (CVE-2020-25216)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-3282
Date Published: 14 Mar 2021
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 14 Mar 2021
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-25216
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? yWorks yEd Desktop prior to 3.20.1
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in yWorks yEd Desktop. 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 yWorks yEd Desktop Remote Code Execution (CVE-2020-25216) 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:  yWorks yEd Desktop Remote Code Execution (CVE-2020-25216)

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