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Check Point Advisories

WordPress Stop Spammers Plugin Cross Site Scripting (CVE-2021-24245)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2021-0303
Date Published: 1 Jun 2021
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 1 Jun 2021
Industry Reference:CVE-2021-24245
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? WordPress Stop Spammers plugin prior to 2021.9
Vulnerability Description A cross site scripting vulnerability exists in WordPress Stop Spammers plugin. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow remote attackers to inject an arbitrary web script into 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 WordPress Stop Spammers Plugin Cross Site Scripting (CVE-2021-24245) 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:  WordPress Enforcement Protection.
Attack Information:  WordPress Stop Spammers Plugin Cross Site Scripting (CVE-2021-24245)

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