Check Point Advisories

Metasploit Windows Reverse Shell Payloads

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2023-0584
Date Published: 6 Sep 2023
Severity: High
Last Updated: Thursday 21 September, 2023
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A reverse shell is a type of shell in which the target machine communicates back to the attacking machine on a listener port. By remotely installing and running such a shell on the target machine, the attacker achieves remote code or command execution abilities, or may 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 Metasploit Windows Reverse Shell Payloads 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:  Metasploit Windows Reverse Shell Payloads

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