Check Point Advisories

WordPress Essential Blocks Plugin Local File Inclusion (CVE-2023-6623)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2023-1516
Date Published: 12 Feb 2024
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Monday 12 February, 2024
Industry Reference:CVE-2023-6623
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? WordPress Essential Blocks plugin prior to 4.4.3
Vulnerability Description A local file inclusion vulnerability exists in WordPress Essential Blocks plugin. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the compromised machine.

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 Essential Blocks Plugin Local File Inclusion (CVE-2023-6623) 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 Essential Blocks Plugin Local File Inclusion (CVE-2023-6623)

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