Check Point Advisories

NodeBB Privilege Escalation (CVE-2022-46164)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2022-1126
Date Published: 12 Jan 2023
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Thursday 12 January, 2023
Industry Reference:CVE-2022-46164
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? NodeBB up to v2.6.1 (excluding)
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in NodeBB. 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 NodeBB Privilege Escalation (CVE-2022-46164) 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:  NodeBB Privilege Escalation (CVE-2022-46164)

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