Check Point Advisories

Metabase Command Injection (CVE-2023-38646)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2023-0694
Date Published: 13 Sep 2023
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Wednesday 13 September, 2023
Industry Reference:CVE-2023-38646
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Metabase prior to
Metabase prior to
Metabase 0.44.0 and later, prior to
Metabase 0.45.0 and later, prior to
Metabase 0.46.0 and later, prior to
Metabase 1.44.0 and later, prior to
Metabase 1.45.0 and later, prior to
Metabase 1.46.0 and later, prior to
Vulnerability Description A command injection vulnerability exists in Metabase. 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 Metabase Command Injection (CVE-2023-38646) 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:  Metabase Command Injection (CVE-2023-38646)

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