Check Point Advisories

WordPress Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-9787)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-1487
Date Published: 20 Nov 2019
Severity: High
Last Updated: Monday 19 June, 2023
Industry Reference:CVE-2019-9787
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? WordPress prior to 5.1.1
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in WordPress. 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 R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the WordPress Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-9787) 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 Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-9787)

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