Check Point Advisories

Sophos XG Firewall Command Injection (CVE-2018-16117)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-2226
Date Published: 29 Dec 2022
Severity: High
Last Updated: Thursday 29 December, 2022
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-16117
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Sophos XG Firewall 17.0.8 MR-8
Vulnerability Description A command injection vulnerability exists in Sophos XG Firewall. 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 Sophos XG Firewall Command Injection (CVE-2018-16117) 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:  Sophos XG Firewall Command Injection (CVE-2018-16117)

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