Check Point Advisories

Metasploit Meterpreter Reverse Payloads Remote Code Execution

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2015-1484
Date Published: 17 Dec 2015
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Sunday 31 October, 2021
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Multiple Oporating Systems (Linux Windows etc.)
Vulnerability Description A reverse shell is a type of shell in which the target machine communicates back to the attacking machine on a listener port. By remotely installing and running such a shell on the target machine, the attacker achieves remote code or command execution abilities, or may obtain sensitive information.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to install and use a reverse shell.

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 Metasploit Meterpreter Reverse Payloads Remote Code Execution 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:  Malware Traffic.
Attack Information:  Metasploit Meterpreter Reverse Payloads Remote Code Execution

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