Check Point Advisories

WordPress Elementor Pro Plugin Privilege Escalation (CVE-2023-3124)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2023-1700
Date Published: 23 May 2024
Severity: High
Last Updated: Thursday 23 May, 2024
Industry Reference:CVE-2023-3124
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? WordPress Elementor Pro plugin 3.11.6 and prior
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in WordPress Elementor Pro 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 Elementor Pro Plugin Privilege Escalation (CVE-2023-3124) 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 Elementor Pro Plugin Privilege Escalation (CVE-2023-3124)

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