Check Point Advisories

Pulse Connect Secure Command Injection (CVE-2020-8243)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-3448
Date Published: 22 Dec 2021
Severity: High
Last Updated: Wednesday 22 December, 2021
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-8243
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Pulse Connect Secure before 9.1R8.2
Vulnerability Description A command injection vulnerability exists in Pulse Connect Secure. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands 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 Pulse Connect Secure Command Injection (CVE-2020-8243) 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:  Pulse Connect Secure Command Injection (CVE-2020-8243)

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