Check Point Advisories

WordPress WPGateway Plugin Privilege Escalation (CVE-2022-3180)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2022-0600
Date Published: 18 Sep 2022
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Sunday 18 September, 2022
Industry Reference:CVE-2022-3180
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? WordPress WPGateway Plugin up to 3.5
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation exists in WordPress WPGateway Plugin. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to 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 WPGateway Plugin Privilege Escalation (CVE-2022-3180) 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 WPGateway Plugin Privilege Escalation (CVE-2022-3180)

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