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HongCMS Directory Traversal (CVE-2020-18178)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-3367
Date Published: 13 Jun 2021
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 13 Jun 2021
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-18178
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? HongCMS v4.0.0
Vulnerability Description A directory traversal vulnerability exists in HongCMS. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to access arbitrary files 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 HongCMS Directory Traversal (CVE-2020-18178) 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:  HongCMS Directory Traversal (CVE-2020-18178)

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