Check Point Advisories

WordPress W3 Total Cache Plugin Arbitrary File Read (CVE-2019-6715)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-1532
Date Published: 17 Nov 2019
Severity: High
Last Updated: Thursday 15 February, 2024
Industry Reference:CVE-2019-6715
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? WordPress W3 Total Cache plugin prior to 0.9.4
Vulnerability Description An arbitrary file read vulnerability exists in WordPress W3 Total Cache plugin. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.

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 W3 Total Cache Plugin Arbitrary File Read (CVE-2019-6715) 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 W3 Total Cache Plugin Arbitrary File Read (CVE-2019-6715)

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